Decision details

Initiate extensions for contracts with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and GPs to enable key public health services to be maintained

Reference: D46218

Decision maker: Director of Public Health

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The key decision is for initiation of the last available 12 months extension provision within the contracts with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS trust to deliver infection prevention and control service, healthy child pathway and early start service (health visiting) services and with GPs to deliver NHS health checks. The contract extensions will ensure service continuity until 31st March 2019 whilst Public Health completes service review and recommissioning projects of these key public health priorities.

Decision:

This decision is seeking to initiate the last available 12 months extension provision within the contracts with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS trust to deliver health protection - infection control, healthy child pathway and early start service (health visiting) services and with GPs to deliver NHS health checks.  The contract extensions are required to ensure continuity of these key public health services until 31st March 2019.  This additional time will enable the council to complete service reviews and re-commissioning for these services with the aim to achieve long term, value for money solutions, which deliver high quality outcomes for the council and service users.

In addition, it is seeking approval to vary the NHS health checks and early start service contracts to ensure the contracts and funding reflect the services being delivered for the council.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Routine briefings

Consultees

Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults

Consultant in Public Health

Existing providers

Contact: Kate Daly, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3786027 Email: kate.daly@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 05/02/2018

Date of decision: 13/02/2018

Effective from: 21/02/2018

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