Issue details

Contracting of GP Federations for delivery of health improvement services from general practice

The council currently holds over 40 separate contracts with individual GP practices for provision of health improvement services encompassing sexual health; substance misuse; NHS Health Check programme and smoking cessation.

The proposal is commission these services at scale through the two overarching GP Federations in Lambeth, who will hold one contract with the council on behalf of the GP practices in the borough.

The rationale for the proposal:
• GP Federations are membership organisations constituted of all the GP practices in Lambeth
• GP Federations have the necessary clinical governance; quality assurance and access to patient data
• Reduce transactional processes associated with contract management and financial administration of current 40+ contracts
• Best interest of local population by enabling focus on improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities
• Opportunity for collaborative working to deliver more preventative and better joined up care

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/12/2016

Decision due: 14 Feb 2017 by Cabinet Member for the Voluntary Sector and Leisure

Lead member: Cabinet Member for the Voluntary Sector and Leisure

Lead director: Strategic Director: Integrated Health and Adults Care

Department: Adults and Health

Contact: David Orekoya, Lead Commissioner, Health Improvement Email: