NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) South East region (the Authority) is seeking to procure a service provider for Child Health information Services (CHIS) under NHS Standard Contracts from 1st April 2022.
The contract will be for an initial period of 5 years with the opportunity to extend for up to 3 further years at the discretion of the Authority (total 8 years). The anticipated average contract value is approximately £3,532,761.63 per annum (including CQUIN but excluding VAT) for the initial 5-year term, and the total contract value including the extension option is approximately £28,262,093 (including CQUIN but excluding VAT).
The primary function of the CHIS is to provide a comprehensive local record of a child's health status as measured against the requirements of the public health programmes (screening, immunisation and other health protection or health improvement interventions. This includes the Healthy Child Programme 0-19 years and 364 days for all children, or 0-25 years and 364 days for children and young people with additional needs, including special educational needs and disability) and of their community-based healthcare.
The CHIS service is being commissioned to include all children who are:
• Registered with a General Practice in the area
• Resident in the specified area whether registered with a general practice or not
• Educated in the specified area
CHIS comprises of three core elements:
• an IT system - the Child Health Information (IT) System used by the Provider to capture and record clinical activity
• a Child Health Records Department (CHRD) - a workforce that supports, maintains and administers the IT system, providing data validation, failsafe and reporting functions
• a parent-held Personal Child Health Record (PCHR) - otherwise known as the 'Red Book'.
Deadline for tenders to be received via the eProcurement Portal ProContract is 12:00noon on 9th June 2021.
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