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Part 1 - Contract Award for 0-19 Public Health Nursing

Decision Maker: Mayor and Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No




1.    Award the contract for 0-19 Public Health Nursing Services (Health Visiting and School Health Services) to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust (LGT), following a competitive tender process. The contract is for four years, from 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2027, with an option to extend for three further years following this. The value of the contract will be £6,949,489 per annum, with a total contract value of £27,797,956 over the initial four-year contract period. This is fully paid for through the Public Health Grant; and


2.    Approve the variation to the contract, subject to the award of contract to LGT being approved, up to a maximum value of £800,000 to support the implementation of Family Hubs, as part of the national Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme. This will be paid fully by external grant funding received from DfE and DHSC. As part of the Mayor and Cabinet are recommended to delegate to the Executive Director for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Director of Law, Governance and Elections, to give effect to this decision by finalising the value and details of the variation; and


3.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Community Services to agree subsequent variations to the value of the contract following announcement of future NHS pay awards during the contract period, up to a maximum of a 5% per annum.


Report author: Emily Newell

Publication date: 09/12/2022

Date of decision: 07/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2022 - Mayor and Cabinet

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