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.
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: 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.
The matter was discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 4 December 2014 and the proposed decision, to extend the contract with Kent Community Health Trust to provide health trainers to 31 January 2016, was endorsed.
Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning, Public Health 0300 333 6497 Karen.Sharp@kent.gov.uk
Legal implications: 14/00147