The initial period of contract for the sponsorship of Ostomy services within the PPSA geography expired on 31st March 2016 and due to successful negotiations with the incumbent contractors we have been able to secure a full 2 year extension period on the existing very favourable terms and conditions. This now means that across the PPSA member Organisations more than £2.2 million in income is being delivered in Ostomy support each year until the contract is re-let in 2018.
This is continuing to enable community services to patients to be maintained and expanded in conjunction with working alongside the relevant Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which support the product funding within their areas. This is the only such contract covering a wider geography within the NHS and has helped improve patient care considerably.
For further information regarding this contract extension please contact Andrew Stilliard