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Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Provision in primary care as a Mandated Public Health function

27/09/2019 - Re-procurement of Primary Care Contraception Service

Resolved:  (i)      That Option 1 be approved, enabling a joint commissioning approach for the provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) between City of York Council (CYC) and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (VoYCCG).


Reason:     To ensure that CYC meets its mandated responsibility to provide LARC to women in York through effective and efficient joint commissioning arrangements.


                   (ii)      That approval be given to procure LARC through a competitive tendering process, to secure provision for the proposed duration of commissioned activity, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2026.


Reason:     To provide adequate resources and duration of contract to ensure that provision of LARC within York is equitable and sustainable.


                   (iii)     That authority to award a contract to the preferred bidder be delegated to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care.


Reason:     To enable the contract to be awarded in a timely manner and allow maximum time for mobilisation of the new service to commence from 1 April 2019.


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