Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, sought Cabinet approval to continue to commission the Specialist Sexual Health Service via a Section 76 agreement with NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board from 1April 2024, in order to secure the delivery of the Council’s statutory responsibilities for sexual health. Utilising the current arrangement, this will be under Section 76 agreement.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Leader of the Council to:
1) Transfer monies to NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (the ICB) under a Section 76 Agreement (pursuant to s.76 of the National Health Service Act 2006, as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012), in order for the ICB to commission the delivery of the Specialist Sexual Health Service. The proposed funding arrangement shall continue for an initial period of 7 years and include an option to extend for a further period of not more than two years (1st April 2024 to 31st March 2033).
2) Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the arrangement for a further period of not more than 2 years, on the expiry of the initial 7 year term.