Adult community health services procurement: summary of the 2018 development phase

Community health services are provided in local areas, outside hospital. They work alongside general practices to help people stay well and independent in the community.

The NHS and partners want to keep community services strong. We are currently seeking a single community services provider for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Between October and December 2018, hundreds of local people, patients, carers, healthcare professionals, local authorities and voluntary and community groups had their say and helped us to understand what is most important to them. People shared their views in workshops and through a survey. Healthwatch helped the CCG to engage people and support planning future services.

Between October and December 2018, hundreds of local people, patients, carers, healthcare professionals, local authorities and voluntary and community groups had their say and helped us to understand what is most important to them. People shared their views in workshops and through a survey. Healthwatch helped the CCG to engage people and support planning future services.

We:

  • took part in six workshops, including a special event with carers
  • listened to a group of clinicians, who met every fortnight 
  • invited people to share their views in a survey available online and in paper copy

Workshop event feedback

We hosted six workshops in October and November 2018 to hear people’s views. You can see feedback from each of the workshops below:

Better care, closer to home: adult community health services

From 2020, we aim to make sure that community healthcare services for adults are more consistent and joined up.

Adult community health services: selecting a provider

We are seeking a single provider of local community services to ensure that you get consistency, fairness and quality from community services whenever you need them.