Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Decision: To extend the current contract with Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT)) until 31st January 2016, pending competitive tender of the Health Trainers Service in summer 2015.
How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives: In line with Facing the Challenge principles, extending the existing contract will allow for a focus on outcomes, whilst allowing a consultation exercise to be carried out with all stakeholders.
Adult Social Care and CCGs have not yet finished their scoping and service design. Therefore, extending the current contract will give the benefit of easier alignment when the models of social care and well-being via a range of identified community ‘agents’ are in place. It will also enable Public Health to co-design the service together with other health and social care commissioners and get better value for the existing contracts.
Financial Implications: Up to maximum of £1,200,000 (if the provider meets all of its targets for recruitment).
Legal Implications: The decision will require a single source tender to extend the existing contract to 31st January 2016.
Equality Implications: None.
As Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, I agree that the County Council extend the current contract with Kent Community Health Trust (KCHT), to deliver the Health Trainers service until 31 January 2016, pending competitive tender of the Health Trainers service.
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Date of decision: 03/02/2015
Effective from: 11/02/2015