Cabinet approves proposals to consult on recommission of adult public health services

20 January 2017

Plans to consult on the proposed recommission of a number of adult public services have been given the green light by Cabinet.

Cheshire West and Chester Council currently holds contracts with a number of different providers which, together, make up the adult public health service offer.

The services included in the consultation are:
  • Health checks
  • Healthy lifestyle advice and support
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking cessation – including pharmacy and GP services and prescribing costs
  • Substance misuse – including pharmacy services, prescribing costs and associated monitoring costs
Weight managementCabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins, said “The new contract will look to provide a seamless service to clients, with a focus on prevention and access to specialist clinical and support services as required.

“We have difficult decisions to make. By 2020, the grant received by the Council for adult public health services is planned to have reduced by £2.6 million per annum from 2015.

“Combining all of the services under one contract will support financial savings in regards to back office functions and ensure that we can channel funds in to a high-performing service based on successful outcomes.” The proposals, which will now go out for consultation in March, will look for people’s views on the design of the service going forward.

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