In addition, the CCGs in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull have announced that West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) has been awarded a contract to deliver the new non-emergency patient transport service for the next five years. Under this new contract, WMAS will provide services for around 8,500 patients a week, from 1 May 2017.
Drop-in to find out more
If these changes affect you and you'd like to know more, please attend one of the drop-in events next week:
Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9am-3pm, Birmingham Dental Hospital (Reception area)
Representatives from BCHC, Birmingham Cross City CCG, and the West Midlands Ambulance Service will be in attendance to answer queries.
If you are unable to attend either of these events, you can contact: email@example.com with any queries.
A graphic representing the different categories of patient transport is available to download here: Non-emergency patient transport Infographic.
For general information about non-emergency patient transport, please visit Birmingham Cross City CCG’s NEPT website page.
You may also find the Non-emergency patient transport patient charter a useful document.
Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme
Not eligible for patient transport? If you are referred to hospital or other NHS premises for NHS specialist treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).
Visit NHS Choices or download a leaflet produced by the NHS for more information.