Customer Services, Sport & Leisure Cabinet Member – Minutes – 15 October 2013

26        (5)  SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS – PROCUREMENT OF DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES –  The Director of Places submitted a report which sought approval for the re-procurement of drug treatment services in Primary Care settings.

A review of drug treatment services was completed in October 2011 and it was recommended that there be a re-procurement of services provided in Primary Care settings.

The intention was to increase the number of treatment exits.

The Joint Commissioning Manager had worked with Legal Services and Procurement to produce an updated service specification which would deliver a range of treatment options to support recovery, more robust care planning and an increase in clinical interventions.

It was anticipated that the new model would further bridge the gap between treatment and recovery.

Resolved – (a) That the re-procurement of drug treatment services in Primary Care be authorised, and (b) that a further report be presented to the Cabinet Member at a later date to update on the outcome of the procurement process and to approve the contract award for the services in question.