There are a number of services that are currently provided within the current community service contract that will not be in scope of the new contract. Instead, alternative arrangements are being developed for these services. One of these services is the vasectomy service. The service is currently provided from Dewsbury Health Centre, to meet the needs of approximately one hundred and ten men per year.
We are proposing that we look to buy these services via a route that would mean that when patients are referred for a particular service they will be able to choose from a list of qualified providers who meet NHS requirements for service quality and cost (Any Qualified Provider). The service specification that we are developing reflects the provision of a community based service, which is specialist led. This is in line with approaches taken by other CCGs locally and this will continue to support provision of a service closer to home.
We are running a survey to find out what individuals, families and carers, clinicians, other health providers and voluntary groups think of our idea. We really do want to know what you think and would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete this short survey by Monday 30th March 2015. Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback is important.