Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said “We’ve listened carefully to what people have told us, and have commissioned a new IAPT service for our area which will begin on 1 September 2019. The service will offer the same NHS-funded therapies and treatments as before, but will also seek to help people with personal issues commonly linked to depression and anxiety, such as debt, poverty and social isolation, by referring them to practical advice and support in the community.
We think this more joined-up approach will help to deliver a more effective IAPT service, with better outcomes for local people.
Who will provide the new service?
We ran a reprocurement exercise in 2019 to identify a provider and all tenders received were assessed against nationally-determined criteria including value for money and service quality and sustainability. After careful deliberation, the contract was awarded to Vita Health.”