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