Central Surrey Health has been named as the preferred bidder to run community health services in mid-Surrey.

The organisation has provided health services in the area, which includes east Elmbridge, since 2006.

As the contract was coming to an end, under the national Public Contract Regulations, NHS Surrey was required to re-tender it.

The contract value is about £113m for a five year period and is due to begin on February 1, 2013.

Jo Pritchard, managing director of Central Surrey Health, said: “We’re delighted to be named preferred bidder to run the community services contract for mid-Surrey. As the current provider this means patients will continue to receive high quality care from our dedicated nurses and therapists.

“This new contract is also a real opportunity for Central Surrey Health to work closely with Surrey Downs Clinical Commissioning Group to develop and deliver the services that GPs and patients want for their local populations.”

Central Surrey Health provides community nursing and therapy services to the 280,000 residents of mid-Surrey.

The organisation’s clinicians work in people’s homes, outpatient clinics and schools. They also provide specialist nursing therapy services for adults, children and young people with complex health conditions.

In addition, Central Surrey Health runs four community hospitals in which patients are provided with 24 hour rehabilitation and nursing care so they become independent enough to return home.