Issue details

17/00125 - Healthwatch Kent interim contract

Proposed decision: To agree:-

 

a)    the implementation of an interim contract for the provision of a Local Healthwatch for Kent for the period April 1st 2018 to March 31st 2020, with sufficient break clauses to end earlier where appropriate; and

 

b)    To incorporate the Service User Forum and Mental health Action Groups into the Healthwatch Kent contract

 

How the decision relates to Corporate Objectives

 

·         Commissioning Framework Principle 7:  Customers at the heart of our commissioning approach

·         KCC’s commissioning of a Healthwatch for Kent is required by duties under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, which built upon the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

 

The matter is referred to in the Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/12/2017

Decision due: Not before 17th Jan 2018 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: Vincent Godfrey

Department: Strategic & Corporate Services

Contact: Emma Hanson, Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support Email: emma.hanson@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01622 696611.

Consultees

The proposed incorporation of the Service User Forum and Mental health Action Groups into the Healthwatch Kent contract was discussed by the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 23 November 2017.

 

The interim contract will be discussed by the Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee on 24 January 2018.

Financial implications: The value of the proposed interim contract is up to £1.46M (£730k pa) for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.

Legal implications: Provision of this service is a statutory responsibility. The market was tested to establish levels of interest.

Equalities implications: No equalities implications – whole Kent provision.