Released 24 April 2023
- Does your organisation procure Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPTS) contracts and if not please provide contact details of the organisation that does procure NEPTS on behalf of your organisation?
- What date is/was your current NEPTS contract due to end (outside of any available extension periods) and what extension periods are available?
- For how many years was the NEPTS contract awarded?
- Which organisation was awarded the NEPTS contract?
- What was the total value of the awarded NEPTS contract excluding any extension periods?
- What was the additional spend on NEPTS over and above the awarded contracted value for the year to December 31st, 2022? Please confirm the split of this overspend by the provider.
- What has been, both in terms of numbers and %, the two largest KPI failure(s) of the NEPTS contract for the year to December 31st 2022?
- Does your organisation use taxis to transport NEPTS patients?
- Does your organisation have contracts with taxi companies that are longer than 6 months and if so please provide the names of these taxi companies?
1. No, the contract for NEPTS was procured by Sussex Integrated Care Board [ICB] of which University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a partner.
2 to 5. As the Trust is not the direct contracting party, any information regarding the contract or its terms should be requested directly from Sussex Integrated Care Board. To make a Freedom of Information request to the ICB, please use this email address [email protected]
6. The Trust paid £1,219,862 worth of invoices for ad-hoc NEPTS service provision to IN-PULSE Medical Services Ltd. This figure is based on supplier invoices dated between I Jan 2022 to 31 Dec 2022.
7. Not Applicable; please see response to questions 2 to 5 above.