Issue details

Contract Extension for Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT) - Smoking Cessation Service

Decision: To extend the current contract with Kent Community Health NHS Trust (KCHT) until 31st March 2016, pending competitive tender of the Stop Smoking 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 for a review of the current service provision to be completed

Financial Implications: The current indicative budget for the smoking cessation service in Kent is £2.6 million.


Legal Implications: The decision will require a single source tender to extend the existing contract to 31st March 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 requirement

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:


The proposed decision was discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee at its meeting on 4th December 2014 and was endorsed, and the timeline for tendering the service was agreed.



Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning, Public Health 0300 333 6497

Legal implications: 14/00146


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