alternative provider of medical services

alternative provider of medical services

A UK term of art referring to a contractual route through which primary care trusts (PCTs) can contract with a wide range of providers to deliver services tailored to local needs.

This mechanism offers substantial opportunities for the restructuring of services to offer greater patient choice, improved access and greater responsiveness to the specific needs of the community. It will provide a valuable tool to address need in areas of historic under-provision, enable re-provision of services where practices opt out, and improve access in areas showing problems with GP recruitment and retention.
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This procurement process relates to the contracts for the provision of primary medical gp services (the services) to be delivered through an alternative provider of medical services (apms) contract.
The Government has backed this initiative - as envisaged by health minister Lord Darzi - to the tune of pounds 250million, and is being tendered through Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contracts, first introduced in April 2004.
These would be procured through an open tendering process on a new APMS (Alternative Provider of Medical Services) contract.
Contract: Provision of primary medical gp services (the services) to be delivered through an alternative provider of medical services (apms) contract.
APMS (Alternative Provider of Medical Services) contracts to run each of the new surgeries will be put out to tender and signed by December 2008.
Nhs england london region is seeking suitable providers for the provision of primary medical gp services (the services) to be delivered through an alternative provider of medical services (apms) contract.
Contract: provision of alternative provider of medical services (apms) gp services for poplar primary care centre, kings heath (lot 1) and hodge hill family practice, hodge hill (lot 2)
Prior information notice without call for competition: Nhs England Alternative Provider Of Medical Services (apms) Contract For: Kings Heath Surgery
It is proposed that the terms and conditions of all the services, including tariff arrangements, will reflect those contained in Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contracts.
On behalf of nhs england and nhs hull clinical commissioning group, Nhs hull ccg would like to inform providers of the potential procurement for an alternative provider of medical services (apms) contract to be delivered from the calvert and newington health centres in the city of hull.
Provision of Primary Medical Care Services in Nottingham City Centre, under an Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contract.
Provision of primary medical care services at parkfields surgery, derby, under an alternative provider of medical services (apms) contract.
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