Issue details

17/00097 - Commissioning Health and Social Care in Prisons

Joint commissioning and procurement of a health and social care service for Kent’s prisons with NHS England.


How the decision relates to Corporate Objectives:

The proposed decision relates to Corporate Objectives as the provision of a jointly commissioned health and social care service in prisons meets statutory responsibilities and supports Kent County Council’s vision to:

• Tackle disadvantage

• Reduce avoidable demand on health and social care services

• Focus on improving lives by ensuring that every penny spent in Kent is

  delivering better outcomes for Kent’s residents, communities and businesses

• Enable adults in Kent to lead independent lives, safely in their own  

  community (or establishment)

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: Maidstone North East; Maidstone Rural East; Sheppey;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2017

Decision due: Not before 30th Oct 2017 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: This is a non-key decision and is not required to complete a 28day period of publication but is included on the FED for information.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Carol Mellors, Advisor Refugee & Traveller Achievement 03000 417208 Email: Tel: 01732 525043.


The proposed decision was discussed and endorsed by the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 29 September 2017.


Financial implications: The financial implications of the proposed decision will be set out in detail in the recommendation report which supports the proposed decision.

Legal implications: An existing section 75 agreement has been adapted and the contents agreed with NHS England, however legal advice will be necessary to ensure the agreement is correct and the interests of the authority are protected.

Equalities implications: An equality impact assessment will be necessary and will be undertaken by NHS England as lead commissioner.


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