Issue details

Specialist Sexual Health Service delivery arrangements April 2020-March 2024

To seek Cabinet approval to continue with the current Specialist Sexual Health Service delivery model whereby the Council agree to transfer monies to the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) under a Section 76 Agreement (pursuant to the National Health Services Act 2006); in order to secure the delivery of the Council’s statutory responsibilities for sexual health.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/12/2019

Decision due: 29 Jan 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Public Health and Communities

Contact: Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health Email: Tel: 01452-328600.


A formal public consultation on sexual health services in Gloucestershire was carried out in 2016. This informed the strategy for the development of the Specialist Sexual Health Service which was approved by Cabinet in December 2016. In the process of preparing the paper, engagement has taken place with Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Scrutiny Input: This item has not been to a Scrutiny Committee.

Planned Dates: The recommended period for the continuation of the current delivery model is April 2020-end March 2024.



  • Cabinet Decision to approve the Strategy for the development of Gloucestershire Specialist Sexual Health Services from 1 April 2017 and the award of a contract for the provision of a Sexual Health Prevention Service, December 2016.  
  • Gloucestershire Sexual Health Services Review, Public Consultation Final Report, Gloucestershire County Council, October 2016.  
  • Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s, July 2019 (HM Government Green paper)  
  • NHS Long Term Plan, January 2019  
  • Government Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report on Sexual Health, October 2019