NHS Blackpool CCG is responsible for commissioning – or buying – healthcare services from other providers to meet the health needs of local people. This commissioning process involves contracting with existing service providers and can include competitive tendering opportunities for the provision of services.

As commissioners of healthcare services NHS Blackpool CCG has a clear responsibility to ensure we make decisions and commission services in a fair and open way, to ensure we are getting value for money, and meeting the healthcare needs of our population.

Through regular appraisal of the services we need to commission, we will continue to identify ways to improve efficiency, extend choice and access, and improve patient experience.

We aim to offer the people of Blackpool a wide range of accessible, high quality and easy to use services to help them stay healthy and improve their wellbeing.

Current  tendering opportunities at NHS Blackpool CCG can be found at www.gov.uk/contracts-finder.

Below are links to Blackpool CCG’s register of contracts and procurement.

Publication of Contracts (Q2 2018-19)

Publication of Contracts (Q1 2018-19)

Register of Procurement Decisions 2015-16

Publication of Contracts 2017-18

Penalty allocation BCCG January 2018

Penalty allocation BCCG June 2018

Appointment of external auditors

Following changes to the local external audit arrangements in the Local Accountability Act 2014, NHS Trusts and CCGs are required to procure and locally appoint their own auditors for 2017/18 and subsequent years.

On 14 December 2016 the CCG’s Auditor Panel approved the appointment of KPMG as its external auditors for a further two years (2017/18 and 2018/19).  This decision was ratified by the Governing Body at its meeting held in public on the 17 January 2017.

Following NHS England’s guidance: “Supplementary information for commissioner planning, 2015/16”, 2015/16 Business Rules, item 6 ’Pricing and incentives’;

CCGs are required by NHS England to publish ‘sanctions’ data in relation to NHS constitutional standards.

NHS Blackpool CCG as lead commissioner can confirm the following sanctions have been applied to the contract for NHS Blackpool CCG patients. Click here to view.

Useful links

NHS Standard Contracts
DH Procurement Policy 
Co-operation and Competition Panel for NHS Funded Services