Preparing for Safe Transfer on 1 April 2017

Preparations are well underway for the safe transfer of community health and care services to Virgin Care on Saturday 1 April 2017.

The CCG and the Council are working closely with Virgin Care and Sirona care & health to ensure a seamless transition for the people who use these services and their carers over the first 100 days. 

We are also doing everything we can to ensure that every professional who will be transferring to Virgin Care on 1 April has all the information and support they need to continue providing high quality care.

Working in partnership with local providers

As a prime provider, Virgin Care will be subcontracting a wide range of services to specialist local providers and charities so they can continue the excellent work they have been doing in the community for many years.

These subcontractors have been identified and we will post their names here once the contracts have been formally signed.

Focus on mental health services

Mental health services in Bath and North East Somerset are some of the best performing in the country with a wide range of local organisations working together through the Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum.

The CCG, the Council and Virgin Care will be working with all these organisations over the coming months to conduct a full pathway review of adult mental health services in the community, making sure local people are involved at every stage.

At the same time, the CCGs in B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire are working together to reprocure the contract for Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to ensure that we deliver the best possible outcomes for young people.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or concerns about the transfer of services on 1 April then please get in touch. 


Feeling the difference

Our team of community champions have worked alongside a range of subject matter experts to select Virgin Care as the preferred bidder for community services.

Watch our series of five short videos to learn more about Virgin Care’s proposals and how they would make a difference to people’s lives.