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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.

The contract is set to last for a five-year period from the 1st July 2020, with an option to extend beyond 2025 for a further two years.

Operating over 40 CES contracts across the UK, the company has seen considerable success in West, North and South Yorkshire, working with North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire CCG’s and Kirklees Council.

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It is also the lead provider for the Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchair Service (REWS) which is operated on behalf of Rotherham CCG and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Both the Sheffield Integrated Community Equipment Loan Service and REWS will be run from Medequip’s depot in Rotherham, with the organisation highlighting both the operational efficiencies and economies of scales afforded to it by operating both from the existing premises.

The community equipment specialist already works with prescribers in Sheffield Teaching hospitals, discharging and prescribing into the Rotherham area.

According to Medequip, linking the two contracts geographically will result in significant synergies including the single point of prescription.

Both contracts will operate on the TCES Community platform and benefit from the skills and experience of the existing Medequip team, with the community equipment provider stating it will work with commissioners and prescribing teams to ensure that there is a local solution for assessments.

Jo Horobin, Head of Commissioning at Sheffield City Council, 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.”

With a team already in place working towards the 1st of July ‘go live’ date, Ben Williams, who was responsible for contract implementation in Rotherham and is now heading the team, finished: “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.”

The Sheffield contract win follows Medequip’s successful retention of its CES contract for Birmingham City Council earlier in the month, which saw it add specialist equipment maintenance to its service.

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