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Patients: Transport

Question for Department of Health

UIN 45388, tabled on 7 September 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans his Department has in place to ensure that Patient Transport Services in Sussex continue in the event of any failure of the current contractual model involving High Weald Havens Clinical Commissioning Group, Coperforma and arms length driver operatives; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

12 September 2016

NHS England advises that High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has plans in place to ensure continuity of service and the first priority of the recently-appointed specialist transport advisor is to look at the resilience of the contract and explore options to strengthen this further.

NHS England also advises the CCG is continuing to work with Coperforma to ensure improved performance to date is maintained and to address any outstanding issues.

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