Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Public Health Services, for the population of West Sussex, referred to in this report include NHS Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, Long Acting Reversible Contraception, (LARC) (Contraceptive Implant and Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device) Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), and Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Services. These are currently delivered by GPs and Pharmacies.
All of the services contribute to improvement of population level, public health outcomes and reductions in health inequalities.
Following an open tender to source an approved provider list (framework agreement) new contracts will be put in place. The new agreement will be effective from 1 April 2020 and will run initially for three (3) years with the possibility of a further extension of up to two (2) years built into the terms of the contract. Funding for the services is through the Public Health Grant.
The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved;
1) the commencement of the procurement of Public Health Services via a Framework Agreement that ensures minimum qualification requirements;
2) the service contract that will be for 3 years with potential extension
of 2 years with a total value of approximately £6.5m over the lifetime of the contract. New contracts for eligible providers are awarded from 1st April 2020 for an initial period of 3 years; and
3) that authority is delegated to the Director of Public Health to award the contracts to approved providers.
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Date of decision: 03/10/2019
Effective from: 15/10/2019