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.
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: email@example.com.
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 Karen.Sharp@kent.gov.uk
Legal implications: 14/00146