Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies Service

This consultation closes on Monday 19 November 2018.

  • Status: Closed
  • Date opened: 29 October 2018
  • Date closed: 20 November 2018
  • Together with Bath and North East Somerset CCG and Somerset CCG, we recently received commissioning responsibility for the ‘Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies’ service. 

    Commissioning responsibility for the service is being moved from NHS England (working with the Avon and Somerset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, on behalf of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, Bath and North East Somerset CCG and Somerset CCG

    This current specialist service is provided across Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset and Somerset by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and a consortium of providers led by The Green House.

    The current services provide therapies for girls aged 13+, women and boys/men of any age, who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months. The future new service will also include the provision of therapies for girls under the age of 13 who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months.

    Both the UH Bristol and the Green House contracts are due for renewal next year. We are therefore required to undertake an exercise of specifying what this service should be and buying this service on behalf of those who will be using the service. This will be carried out by us on behalf of all the CCGs for this specific element of the service.

    This consultation relates specifically to the ‘Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies’ element of the service for people who have been sexually assaulted within the past 12 months. 

    Before completing the survey, please take time to read the service specification.

    This consultation excludes:

    • The wider ‘Sexual Assault Referral Centre’ services recently commissioned by NHS England
    • The services for support to people who have experienced historic sexual abuse (post 12 months)
    • Children and Adolescent Mental Health services
    • The IAPT service consultation 

    Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies draft service specification

    Draft specification for Sexual Violence Psychological Therapies draft service