Decision details

Request to waive CPRs 9.1 and 9.2 using the authority set out in CPR 1.3 to enter into new contracts with GP and pharmacy providers of locally enhanced sexual health services and novate these contracts to Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust as part

Reference: D46219

Decision maker: Director of Public Health

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

This decision is seeking the waiver of Contract Procedure Rules to directly award new contracts to the existing GP and pharmacy providers of public health sexual health services from 1st April 2018.  It will also seek approval to novate these contracts to Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust who will contract management them as part of the integrated sexual health service contract (YORE-96TER5).

The two sexual health contracts with GPs provide services for the fitting, monitoring, checking and removal of contraceptive implants and IUCDs.  The pharmacy contract provides emergency contraception services.

Decision:

Following the transfer of the Public Health function to the Council in 2013, Public Health undertook a procurement exercise for a new Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS) for Leeds.  A requirement of the ISHS contract is for the provider (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust) to takeover both the contract management and clinical governance of the activity based GP and pharmacy locally enhanced sexual health services.

The only option for the Council to be in a position to meet its contractual obligations under the ISHS contract and novate the GP and pharmacy contracts to LCH, is to directly award new one year contracts to the GPs and pharmacies from 1st April 2018 by a waiver of a contract procedure rules.

The maximum value of these activity based contracts is £905,580, and the council will continue to monitor their performance as part of the quarterly contract monitoring meetings with LCH to ensure they remain within budget.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Routine briefings

Consultees

Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults

Consultants in Public Health

Existing providers

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Contact: Sharon Foster, Sexual Health Lead 0113 3786035 Email: sharon.foster@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 05/02/2018

Date of decision: 13/02/2018

Effective from: 21/02/2018

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