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The tender is for the provision of Custody Medical Services to Cumbria Constabulary on a 24 hour/ 7 day per week, 365/366 days per year basis to attend to the healthcare needs of people in Police Custody and to carry out healthcare and forensic examinations on victims, suspects, witnesses, voluntary attendees for PACE interview and police personnel.
Other medical services required will include, but not be limited to, the examination of detainees for fitness to be detained, interviewed, released and/or transferred. The service provider will also be required to provide evidence of opinion, written reports and attend court as required. Further services may include the provision of such equipment, consumables and drugs as the service requires.
The concentration of services required will be in the custody suites of Carlisle, Workington, Barrow-in-Furness and Kendal, however, there may be a requirement for the contractor to provide the service on other sites or in the case of a Road Traffic Accident (RTA) from a hospital location.
It should be noted that it is not proposed to include sexual offence examinations in this contract. However, the situation may change in the future and should this arise then the Contractor would be asked to submit a price for this additional service.