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01 Feb 2021 | 16:28

Totally gets another contract extension for Vocare subsidiary

(Sharecast News) - Healthcare service provider Totally said on Monday that, following its recent announcement on the extension of existing contracts across England, its wholly-owned urgent care subsidiary Vocare has been awarded two additional 12-month contract extensions worth £16.8m. The AIM-traded firm said that, in partnership with the NHS, the division would remain focused on delivering a range of urgent care services, helping to relieve the pressures faced by the NHS.

Vocare would continue to provide integrated urgent care services for the Staffordshire and Stoke Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The contract, valued at £15.9m, would begin on 1 April.

Additionally, one of Vocare's contracts for the provision of GP out-of-hours services in Yorkshire, valued at £0.9m, had also been extended, and was set to begin on 1 March.

"We are very pleased to announce this significant contract extension for IUC services, alongside the contract extension for out-of-hours services, both of which come on the heels of a number of extensions across our urgent care division, as announced in January," said chief executive officer Wendy Lawrence.

"The extension reflects our continued ability to deliver high quality services whilst meeting the heightened levels of demand brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Whilst demand for urgent care services increases, we are also continuing to support NHS trusts and hospitals to reduce current patient waiting lists, which have risen significantly throughout the pandemic."

At 1421 GMT, shares in Totally were up 2.34% at 32.75p.
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