Decision: To extend the current contracts for Tier 1 and Tier 2 weight management services until 31st January 2016 (including the contract with Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT) to deliver the Healthy Weight service until 31st January 2016) pending competitive tender of the Healthy Weight Service in summer 2015.
How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives: In line with Facing the Challenge principles, extending the existing contracts will allow for a focus on outcomes, whilst allowing a consultation exercise to be carried out with all stakeholders. This consultation will then help to shape the future service specification
Financial Implications: Up to £2,000,000 (if the providers meet all of their targets).
Legal Implications: The decision will require a single source tender to extend the existing contract to 31st January 2016.
Equality Implications: None.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2014
Decision due: Not before 1st Jan 2015 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead director: Andrew Scott-Clark
Contact: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning for Public Health 0300 333 6497 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposed decision was discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee at its meeting on 4th December 2014. The approach for developing a system-wide strategy for Healthy Weight in Kent, and a revised commissioning timeline was supported, and the decision proposed to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Pubic Health, to extend the contracts for Tier 2 and Tier 2 weight management services to 31 January 2016 was endorsed.
consultation planned or undertaken:
A paper on the Healthy Weight service was considered by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee at its meeting in May 2014
Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning, Public Health 0300 333 6497 Karen.Sharp@kent.gov.uk
Legal implications: 14/00148