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Home Oxygen update for Chief Executives

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Home Oxygen update for Chief Executives

SHA and PCT Chief Executives have been sent an update on the Home Oxygen reprocument. There is a particular focus on the need for commissioning Assessment and Review services.

The Chief Executives have been sent a letter by Professor Sue Hill (Chief Scientific Officer) to update them on the progress of the Home Oxygen Service reprocurement and to remind them of their obligations under the new HOS contract.

In particular, the HOS suppliers have a duty under the new contract to align their work with the Home Oxygen Assessment and Review services in their area.

These will be separately commissioned (as a clinical service) under the commissioning arrangements in each locality.

The letter also provides an update on future commissioning arrangements for the overall HOS contracts.

> Read the HOS update letter from Professor Sue Hill

The responsibilities of Chief Executives are further outlined in the Department of Health bulletin 'The Week'

> Read issue 211 of 'The Week' (includes home oxygen section)