22 March 2017
You may have seen recent coverage in The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, and The Guardian suggesting that the CCG has a contract via a company called Cera that will soon offer Uber cabs to certain groups of patients to get to hospital.
This is not true.
We do not have any contracts with Uber or Cera to provide non-emergency patient transport. When patients need assistance getting to and from hospital, the NHS will usually provide ambulances or medi-cars, driven by trained experts.
We do commission Cera to provide personal care at home. This does not include Uber cab journeys to and from hospital.