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Breaking: Derbyshire continuing healthcare commissioners choose MLCSU support

We are delighted to announce that the Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (MLCSU) will continue to work in partnership with Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to provide individual patient activity (IPA) and continuing healthcare (CHC) services in Derby and Derbyshire. Following a competitive tendering process MLCSU have been successful in securing the contract for a further two years from 1 April 2022 with one more optional year after that.

Dr. Sam Gower, IPA/CHC Clinical Service Director at MLCSU, said:

“We are excited to continue working with the Derbyshire health and social care system to ensure value for money and quality service for patients, carers and commissioners. This decision by the Derbyshire health system will allow us to continue improving pathways and developing the use of technology to increase accessibility and inclusion.

“We invest heavily in innovation aiming for both improved experiences for patients and their families and cost efficiency. These innovations have included working in partnership with adam HTT Ltd to develop electronic referral systems and management, an electronic case management system and a range of services supporting personal health budgets with virtual wallets and more.

“Our dedicated team in Derby and Derbyshire has been supporting IPA/CHC activity since April 2017 allowing us to develop and sustain effective relationships with health system leaders. Derby and Derbyshire CCG’s choice to continue their partnership with MLCSU is testament to our staff who approach each case with compassion and care and help individuals and families through what can be very difficult times. We look forward to continuing to find innovative ways to support the people of Derby and Derbyshire and make services as accessible and inclusive as possible.”

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