Issue details

Recommissioning of Public Health Services in Primary Care

The purpose of this paper is to seek Members approval to commence procurement process of commissioning the Public Health Services contract to Primary Care through utilising the Public Health Grant of up to £4,585,000 over the duration of a 5 years as part of the Council’s constitution. The specific services this contract refers to are; NHS Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, long acting reversible contraception services, No Worries Young People Sexual Health Service and Influenza Vaccination Voucher Scheme for Wiltshire Council staff via a voucher scheme.

NHS Health Checks and sexual health contraception services are statutory services Local Authorities must provide, funded by the Public Health Grant. These services along with smoking cessation and the influenza vaccination voucher scheme have been previously commissioned by Public Health to Primary Care over a 5 year period, 2019-2024, and in preceding contracts prior to 2019. The current contract expires 31 March 2024.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Contract Value: >£1million annual/£4million including extensions/transfer of >50 employees/commerci;

Decision status: For Determination

Decision due: 12 Sep 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure, Libraries, Facilities Management, and Operational Assets

Lead director: Kate Blackburn (Director - Public Health)

Department: People

Contact: Michael Allum, PH Consultant Email: Tel: 01225 718731, Kate Blackburn, Director - Public Health (DPS) Email: Tel: 01225 716837, Gemma Brinn, PH Consultant Email: Tel: 01225 718740.

Consultation process

Consultation to date includes a survey to service users, providers of these services as well as other stakeholders with invested interest in these services such as the Local Medical Committee, Local Pharmacy Committee and Integrated Care Board GP Leads.

In line with procurement processes, a market engagement event was held in May 2023, with Primary Care and external providers of these services to gauge understanding and insight on the challenges Primary Care face in delivering these services and understanding what improvements could be made in the designing and commissioning of these services.
It has been required to undertake this consultation work at this early stage to inform commissioning and budget planning

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  • Recommissioning of Public Health Services in Primary Care