Cllr Tim Harman, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities, sought approval to extend the council’s Public Health Enhanced Services (PHES) contracts to general practices for a further three years and additional funding to cover projected increases in activity levels.
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,
Authorise the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities to:
(a) Approve the extension of the current contracts the Council has with General Practices for the delivery of the Public Health Enhanced Services as detailed in this Report, which together have an estimated contract value of up to £4,644,000 (including recommendation d) over the contract extension period;
(b) Ensure that that the contracts referred to at point (a) shall be for a maximum extension period of three years, commencing on the 1st April 2020;
(c) Ensure that notice, in accordance with the contract terms, is served in sufficient time to entitle the Council to extend the current contract terms; and retain the right to terminate on a no fault basis by giving no less than three months written notice to providers; and
(d) Due to increases in the prescribing of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC), to allocate an additional and necessary £180K to be utilised across the balance of the contact extension.