Issue - decisions
Extension of Contract for Long-Acting Reversible Contraception
Resolved: (i) That the Chief Operating Officer (COO) be recommended to approve Option 3, and agree to the direct award of a further contract to Nimbuscare Ltd for provision of LARC in Primary Care for a further two (2) years when the current contract expires on 30 June 2022 without proceeding with a full tender exercise.
Reason: To ensure that the council delivers the joint commissioning responsibilities set out in the Section 75 agreement with the CCG and to ensure that that the statutory public health responsibilities for access to sexual health and contraception are met.
(ii) That the COO be recommended to require that the provision of LARC for contraception purposes will be open to all persons who meet the clinical criteria and that the contract will reflect this and the council’s policies.
Reason: To ensure equality of access to services.