Issue details

17/00065 - Public Health Transformation Programmes: Contractual Arrangements with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Proposed decision: To authorise the County Council to:

a)    enter into contractual arrangements with Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHT) to continue to deliver Public Health services pursuant to the relevant exemptions in the Public Contract Regulations 2015; and

b)    continue the funding arrangements with district and borough councils for the delivery of Public Health services.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:

In line with the council’s Strategic Framework, the arrangements will allow for a focus on outcomes, whilst developing new services that will be based around the needs of the people of Kent.


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: 19/07/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Supporting paperwork contains commercially-sensitive information

Decision due: Not before 16th Aug 2017 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services

Lead director: Andrew Scott-Clark

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Mark Gilbert, Interim Head of Public Health Commissioning 03000 416148 Email: Tel: 01622 221732.


The Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee discussed the matter at its meeting on 30 June 2017 and endorsed the proposed decision.


Other consultation planned or undertaken:
The transformation of services has been developed in partnership with key stakeholders, including the seven Local Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Financial implications: The current spend with KCHFT public health services is approximately £38.3 million per year (a full breakdown of spend at Appendix A of the attached report). KCHFT have already delivered efficiency savings totalling more than £4 million over the last 3 years and have committed to delivering further efficiencies over the next 3 years through the partnership arrangement.

Legal implications: The legal basis of the decision is set out in the attached recommendation report.

Equalities implications: none


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