This report outlines how Warwickshire County Council has an opportunity to re-design and commission a new integrated physical health service to support Warwickshire residents.
Portfolio Holder – Councillor Margaret Bell
Councillor Margaret Bell (Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health) introduced this report which outlined the approach to the re-tendering of adult physical health services in Warwickshire. In summarising the report, Councillor Bell noted that the Council commissioned seven physical
health and wellbeing services for adults across eight contracts which were approaching their expiration deadline. This presented an opportunity to review the current model of commissioning to ensure that the next commissioning cycle met current need, principles, and objectives to serve the population of Warwickshire.
Councillor Jerry Roodhouse highlighted the financial implications of the contribution of £90,000 from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) not being secured. In response, Councillor Bell noted that the CCG was in the process of becoming an Integrated Care System (ICS) which had caused some delay but, as there was universal recognition for the importance of the affected service, she was expecting the funds to materialise along with further funding from the NHS.
Councillor Sarah Feeney asked about the link to GP Services and the difficulties patients faced securing face to face appointments. Councillor Bell advised that the report did not cover GP Services but that GPs would be asked, as part of the co-production work, what was working well for them. Health checks were an important part of the service which would continue to link in to GP Services in this regard.
1. Notes the key lines of enquiry relating to the recommissioning of the physical health and wellbeing services?that are?in scope.
2. Approves the commencement of a procurement process for the provision of an integrated adult physical health and wellbeing service by Warwickshire County Council.
3. Authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health to enter into all relevant contracts for the provision of adult physical health and wellbeing services on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources.