Tier 3 weight management procurement in West Sussex

Coastal West Sussex CCG has awarded the contract for Tier 3 Weight Management services to Sussex Medical Chambers Ltd (126-128 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4JD).

The contract award date was 12th February 2014.

The contract is for 3 years, with an option to extend, and the primary period value (estimated and/or range) is £1,528,800.

Details of the service

The new Tier 3 Weight Management services for adults  in Coastal West Sussex follows on from pilot services which have been running across the area since 2010.

The aims of the service are:

  • To provide a medical management of obesity service for severely obese patients
  • To provide an alternative to surgical intervention
  • To prepare patients adequately if a surgical intervention is required
  • To provide a maintenance plan for patients who are exiting the service
  • To provide a CCG- wide service for patients who meet the referral criteria
  • To improve health outcomes in severely obese patients
  • To reduce the health burden of obesity
  • To provide a service to patients referred as part of the MSK knee and hip surgery pathway, to reduce weight / BMI

The service will provide assessment and treatment of patients led by a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach to include bariatric physician, CBT, dietician, nurse and exercise specialist with access to clinical support to address complex issues.