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Issue details

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Treatment Service Re-commissioning

Purpose of Report: This report outlines the proposed re-commissioning and procurement of adult alcohol and illicit drug treatment services. Members are asked to: a) agree the proposal to re-procure adult alcohol and illicit drug treatment. b) agree the methodology for the re-procurement.

This report will now be considered at 14 July Executive meeting in order to allow for further consideration of the financial implications.

This report has now been deferred to the Executive meeting on 25 August to allow officers further time to look at the financial implications and to provide further time to make a decision on future provision of services for young people

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/04/2016

Decision due: 25/08/16 by Executive

Lead member: Councillor Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care cllr.crunciman@york.gov.uk

Lead director: Corporate Director of Customer and Corporate Services

Department: Directorate of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Contact: Leigh Bell 01904 554373 Email: leigh.bell@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The Health and Social Care Act (2012) outlined new statutory responsibilities to local authorities (LA) for the health of their populations. From the 1st April 2013 City of York Council assumed key responsibilities across the three domains of public health – health improvement, health protection and healthcare. Some elements of the treatment of problematic alcohol and drug users at this time became the responsibility of City of York Council. In York this responsibility is managed within the public health team governed by the Director of Public Health. The key elements of responsibility are set out in the government’s alcohol and drug strategies and within the statutory responsibilities of the public health provision within local authorities. Some elements of the provision of alcohol and illicit drug treatment are statutory, alongside the required outcome set out in PHOF2.15. This requires local authorities to report on their achievement of providing services which enable customers to sustain abstinence from substance misuse post treatment..

The service provision of alcohol and illicit drug treatment is subject to regular consultation in a variety of ways. For the purposes of re-commissioning the following has taken place:

1. A time limited alcohol and Illicit drugs commission steering group formulated. This includes key partners and provides a forum for ongoing consultation leading up to procurement.
2. Service recipients and their families have been given opportunities to formally engage with the PH commissioning group.
3. Previous service recipients have been consulted in a series of forum events across the year.
4. Clinical practitioners have been engaged through the CCG
5. Partners and co-commissioners such as the OPCC and CCG have been formally engaged in a series of meetings to explore opportunities and thoughts on the format for re-commissioning.
6. Industry experts were consulted formally to assess the potential model for re-commissioning
7. Academic specialists were consulted and key academic research was searched to inform thinking.
8. Academic evaluation took place to inform the evaluation of the current models and to highlight areas of improvement.

Making Representations: Contact report author


Agenda items


  • Alcohol and Illicit drug treatment service re-commissioning  


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