Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
1. That this report be exempt from disclosure by virtue of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3 (as amended), in that it contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).
2. That the Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public approved the award of a contract to the preferred bidder under the Integrated Healthy Lifestyles Services Framework Agreement (“the Framework”) set up by Westminster City Council for a term of three years commencing 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2022, with the option to extend for a further two years until 31st December 2024.
3. That the Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public approved the award of call off contract with the service provider under the Framework for a term of three years from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022, with the option to extend for a further two years until 31 December 2024 (subject to performance and financial constraints) and note the contract price and extension costs.
4. That the Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public Health delegates the approval to exercise the option to extend to the Director of Integrated Commissioning, in consultation with the responsible Cabinet Member at that time.
REASONS FOR DECISION
1. Reshaping the provision of adult healthy lifestyle services was a priority for the local authority in order to ensure that services meet the needs of our residents and we achieve Public Health Outcomes by:
· Reducing health inequalities
· Helping residents make healthy lifestyle choices in order to prevent early deaths
· Ensure residents find health and wellbeing support easily through digital connections and community connections
· Target specific groups to access services according to need
2. The redesign and integration of services to create an Integrated Healthy Lifestyle Service would provide the sustainability needed to achieve a targeted local service in the most cost effective way and to deliver a model that was based on local need. It was also intended to deliver improvements in quality and move the balance of support towards digital solutions whilst ensuring the face-to-face service offer would be a more accessible and responsive community based service for the residents.
3. The Integrated Healthy Lifestyle Service would include face-to-face support for those most in need. This would include one to one support work, group sessions and links to other services that would help improve residents’ health. These interventions will improve residents’ clinical outcomes. It would be an outcomes based model that would include a workforce training element. The service would link with a digital platform based on Public Health England’s ‘One You’ platform. The service would be expected to work together with Primary Care to encourage referrals from health checks and from GP registers, monitor delivery of the service that takes place in those locations, and make payments to GPs and pharmacies for the face to face services and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and for NHS health checks.
Publication date: 04/09/2018
Date of decision: 04/09/2018
Effective from: 12/09/2018