NHS Great Yarmouth & Waveney conduct complaint

ACEVO and NHS Partners Network have asked the CCP to assess whether Great Yarmouth & Waveney Primary Care Trust (PCT) has acted inconsistently with the Principles and Rules of Cooperation and Competition by preventing non-NHS providers from participating in a recent tender.

The CCP is assessing this issue under the conduct provisions of the Principles and Rules of Cooperation and Competition and will decide whether the conduct of Great Yarmouth & Waveney PCT could be expected to give rise to an adverse effect on patients or taxpayers.

The CCP would welcome submissions from interested individuals and organisations on any matter relevant to the CCP's assessment of this case under the Principles and Rules for Cooperation and Competition. To submit evidence please email the CCP at cases@ccpanel.gsi.gov.uk.

The closing date for initial submissions is 18 January 2010.

Administrative timetable

Event Date
CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance 05 January 2010
Closing date for Phase 1 submissions 18 January 2010
Deadline for completion of Phase 1 * 2 March 2010
Deadline for completion of Phase 2 (if required)** 28 June 2010

* At the end of Phase 1, the CCP will either:

  • advise that the conduct in question is consistent with the Principles and Rules of Cooperation and Competition, or
  • suspend its inquiry subject to the implementation of measures agreed with the parties that address concerns identified by the CCP during Phase 1, or
  • proceed to a more detailed Phase 2 investigation.

** Phase 2 allows the CCP to undertake a more in-depth investigation where this is required to fully assess the matter.

NB. This timetable will be updated as required during the course of the case.

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