Decision Maker: Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The decision required is to continue to procure some Public Health services directly with GP Practices and Community Pharmacies to ensure opportunistic delivery and data returns.
Opportunistic delivery is made possible in that people are likely to be visiting their GP or Pharmacy about a range of health conditions which presents opportunities to signpost and refer to available Public Health funded services.
35.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health regarding the direct award of contracts to GP Practices for the provision of Public Health services.
35.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to agree to waive procurement standing orders to allow a Direct Award of Public Health Local Service Agreements to General Practitioner (GP) Practices for delivery of the mandated Public Health services (NHS Health Checks and Sexual Health Services).
35.3 Waiving the local authority’s procurement and contract standing orders will enable Public Health to continue the existing commissioning arrangements and make a direct award of contract to GP Practices to offer mandated public health services to their patients.
Report author: Darrell Gale
Publication date: 21/11/2023
Date of decision: 21/11/2023
Decided at meeting: 21/11/2023 - Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Effective from: 28/11/2023