Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Request to renew the Cooperation Agreement with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust for a further 3 year period. The Cooperation Agreement is for the provision of clinical psychology and speech and language therapy to the Therapeutic Social Work Team.
The Director of Children and Families gave approval to renew the Cooperation Agreement with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust (LCHT) under Regulation 12(7) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for a further 2-year and 10-month period from 1st June 2023 to 31st March 2026.
The Cooperation Agreement is specifically for the provision of clinical psychology and speech and language therapy to the Therapeutic Social Work Team (TSWT). The staff to be provided are 1 x FTE Band 8a Clinical Psychologist, 1 x FTE Band 7 Clinical Psychologist (12-months initially with a view to extend subject to funding) and 0.2 x FTE Speech and Language Therapist.
The total maximum value of the Cooperation Agreement is £561,343. There is an increase from the current arrangement from 0.8 x FTE to 1 x FTE for the Band 7 Clinical Psychologist due to increased demand as well as difficulties recruiting to a part-time post at this level (graduate). This increase has been funded through loss of a social work post to the TSWT.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: Various;
Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Adult and Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Consultation with stakeholders, procurement and legal is in progress.
TSWT, LCHT, PACS, Legal
Contact: Emma Belaid, Commissioning Officer 0113 3789822 Email: email@example.com.
Publication date: 18/05/2023
Date of decision: 26/05/2023
Date comes into force if not called in: 06/06/2023
Call-in deadline date: 05/06/2023
Current call-in Count: 0