Proposed decision: to formalise existing arrangements with Hilton Nurse Partners in the short term, through a single sourced contract, and enter into an adaptable framework agreement to cover the specification and procurement of a nurse led community service in the medium and longer term, alongside Homecare and Supporting Independence Service, from September 2017.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/08/2017
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Explanation of anticipated restriction:
supporting paperwork contains commercially-sensitive information
Decision due: Not before 5th Oct 2017 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 and can be considered by the relevant Cabinet Committee before being taken
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Christy Holden, Lead Commissioning Manager Tel: 03000 415356.
The proposed decision was discussed and endorsed by the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 20 July 2017. The minute of the discussion is included in the decision paperwork which the Cabinet Member has signed.
A range of engagement events have taken place with the provider sector.
Financial implications: The financial implications of this decision are still being finalised. Total spend to date from Kent County Council to Hilton Nurse Partners is £950k. It is estimated that the increased activity in a nurse led community service across the whole county will be £3.3m per annum, however to establish contracting arrangements in the interim period, this could be between £825k and £1,650k (3-6 months pending discussions with the agency), which might be below the threshold for an executive decision. However, there may need to be some flexibility to this so as to not destabilise service provision in the short term and preparations are being made for this to be an executive decision.
Legal implications: There are significant inherent legal implications from this approach. Legal advice has been sought which is legally privileged and therefore attached as an exempt appendix to recommendation report.
Equalities implications: An Equalities Impact Assessment will be completed for the new service design as part of the Transformation Programme. For this arrangement, service users would receive continuity in service provision, pending any planned activity for review.