“The Council commissions services that improve people’s lives, often at moments of great individual stress. We place great emphasis on providing the best possible support while securing value for money for taxpayers. This decision will allow us to maintain our work promoting good sexual health and supporting those with alcohol and drug dependencies, while offering a range of healthy living advice to people including giving up smoking, preventing diabetes and staying active later in life.”
Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care.
“The commissioning plans build on our commitment to work with partners in the NHS, as well as the wider public and third sectors in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for Staffordshire residents and ensure that public money is used efficiently and effectively. I look forward to seeing improved services and vaccination programmes in the coming years.”
Johnny McMahon, Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated care.
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the forthcoming commissioning plans for Public Health services and to seek approval to delegate the authority to award and authorise entering into contracts to the Cabinet Member for Health and Care in consultation with the Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care and the Director for Health and Care.
Decision – (a) That the forthcoming plans for sexual health, drug and alcohol and lifestyle services as detailed in the report be noted; and
(b) That authority to award and enter into relevant contracts for the services detailed in the report in the financial years 2021/22 and 2022/23 be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Health and Care in consultation with the Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care and the Director for Health and Care.