The North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (NEE CCG) announced its Care Closer to Home initiative would be run by Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE).
The contract, worth £240m over seven years, means ACE will provide services such as community nursing, falls prevention, audiology, cardiology and ophthalmology across Colchester and Tendring.
That is superb news... wonderful endorsement of CICs too from the NHS and gov commissioning.
UK outsourcing is begging for social solutions but the VCSE is too timid and makes the assumption that they can't win. They can. AND, commissioners want to buy from CICs. The only issue is confidence and perhaps audacity.