March 30: HUC has been accepted onto the Integrated Urgent Care framework arranged by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (also known as YAS), which provides services to a population of more than 5 million patients across Yorkshire and Humber.

Sarah Robertson Goldsworthy, our Chief Commercial Officer said: “We are delighted to announce our acceptance onto the YAS framework. This is an exciting new step that aligns with our goals to reach out to communities beyond our current focus in Hertfordshire, Luton & Bedfordshire, Peterborough & Cambridgeshire. This contract will allow us to provide a central CAS (clinical assessment service) for YAS, a fellow NHS 111 provider, as they aim to boost their resilience by subcontracting some areas of provision.”

The addition to the framework also means that should YAS need support in providing their local CAS, HUC are preapproved for a mini tender rather than a full tender hosted by the local commissioners. A subcontract would then only depend on our proposal including speed of delivery, mobilisation timescales and cost envelopes.

That HUC was chosen as part of the framework demonstrates the excellent reputation we enjoy once more as a strong and high quality NHS 111 provider our organisation, which is down to the hard work and dedication of our colleagues and recognition of the important role we continue to play as part of the NHS family.