Friday, March 8, 2013

Ward Hadaway an important role in the NHS services

LAW firm Ward Hadaway has helped to play a role in bringing new medical service hours - NHS 111 - the North East.

The experts of public sector enterprise and the Newcastle-based commercial team recommends East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (Neas) about the issues surrounding the provision of procurement services contract with the Trust across the region.

The NHS 111 service is intended for those who need immediate medical assistance but where the circumstances are not life-threatening. Service 24 hours starting trialled in County Durham, where he was powered by Neas.

Faith then teamed up with Northern Doctors Urgent Care to jointly bid for contracts to supply the services in the North East, from Berwick to Teesside.

Bid to win a five-year contract to provide services in November 2011 and the first stage of NHS 111 in the North East is now about to be realized on the 4th of September.

Ward Hadaway public sector commercial team recommends Neas whole process of procurement and contractual arrangements in Northern Doctors Urgent Care to provide NHS services 111.

Melanie Pears, partner and head of public sector at Ward Hadaway, led the team Neas counseling company.

He said: "The NHS 111 service is a major change in the way health services are urgent care is sent to the right people across the region, so we are very happy to play the role of the helping to bring services to the North East.

"After advised North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust over the past few years, we have been able to work together in partnership with our colleagues in the Trust."

Under the system, the caller has to call 111 toll free and talk to trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses.

Ask counsel to assess the symptoms of callers' and provide appropriate advice or direct them to local services that can help them best.

It could be an accident and emergency department of the hospital, out-of hours doctor, walk-in center or urgent care center, a community nurse, emergency dentist or late opening pharmacies.

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