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Medequip Awarded Community Equipment Services Contract for Sheffield

Medequip Awarded Community Equipment Services Contract for Sheffield

Medequip has won a competitive tender to manage Integrated Community Equipment Loan Services provision in Sheffield on behalf of Sheffield CCG and Sheffield City Council. This will be for a five-year period with effect from 1st July 2020, with an option to extend beyond 2025 for a further two years.

We now operate over 40 CES contracts across the UK and have a proven track record throughout West, North and South Yorkshire, working with North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire CCG’s and Kirklees Council. We are the lead provider for the Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service (REWS) which is operated on behalf of Rotherham CCG and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The Sheffield Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service and Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service will be run from our established depot on Chesterton Road in Rotherham, benefiting from both operational efficiencies and economies of scale.

Medequip already works with prescribers in Sheffield Teaching hospitals, discharging and prescribing into the Rotherham area, so linking the two contracts geographically will result in significant synergies including the single point of prescription. In addition, both contracts will operate on the TCES Community platform, enhancing efficiencies and improving services to the people of Sheffield, further complemented by the skills and experience of our existing Medequip team. We will be working with commissioners and prescribing teams to ensure that there is also a local solution for assessments, in particular specials.

Head of Commissioning at Sheffield City Council, Joe Horobin, said: An important factor in obtaining new provider services is that our customers continue to receive the best quality service to best meet their needs. We welcome Medequip as our new provider and look forward to working with them in future.

At Medequip, we enjoy an excellent reputation for smooth contract implementation, and our team is already in place working towards the 1 July ‘go live’ date, headed up by Ben Williams who was responsible for contract implementation in Rotherham. We look forward to welcoming the existing Sheffield CES team, who will transfer their employment across to Medequip to help with a smooth transition and continued excellence of service, going forward, he stated.

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