The GPS Telecare, Telehealth and Telecoaching framework agreement is still current and, despite all the well-known problems with these agreements that Telecare Aware has highlighted over the years, someone else is planning another! The Yorkshire-based organisation YPOThe Lincolnshire-based Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) – thanks to update in comments – is about to tread where angels dare not. Information about this initiative is very hard to find on the ESPO website but since this item was posted we have been provided in the comments with links to the ‘Prior Infomation Notice’.
Still the questions remain: Why? And why now? Is it an admission that the current agreement is not fit for purpose? Perhaps one of the commenters has put his finger on it… “something that has been designed to allow DALLAS companies to overcome the issues of not being able to get on the GPS/FA”.
Also see the comments for information on consultation events. Heads-up thanks to a sharp-eyed Telecare Aware reader.