ERS Medical awarded patient transport contract in Nottinghamshire
ERS Medical, patient transport and healthcare courier provider, has been awarded a five year contract to provide non emergency patient transport across Nottinghamshire.
Following a rigorous procurement process, the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs have awarded the five year contract to ERS Medical, with the opportunity to extend for a further two years. Bids were evaluated against a variety of criteria, including quality of service and value for money.
This contract, which commences on 1st December 2019, will see ERS Medical conducting over 215,000 patient journeys per year. The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) is non-urgent pre-booked transport to and from NHS funded points of care (excluding GP appointments) for patients, who are too ill or otherwise physically unable to make the journey themselves.
The service has been procured for patients within the NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group; NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group; NHS Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group; NHS Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group; NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group; NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group.
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer, Greater Nottingham and Mid Nottinghamshire CCGs said: “Our priority is to ensure the best possible service for our patients. We are confident that ERS Medical will deliver safe, high quality patient transport services. We will work with both the incumbent and new providers to ensure a smooth transition of services and I’d like to reassure patients that they do not need to do anything as services will continue as normal.”
Andrew Pooley, Managing Director, ERS Medical says: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide non-emergency patient transport services. ERS Medical is passionate about providing the best possible patient care and we look forward to working with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCGs to deliver an innovative, first rate service to patients.”