Decision details

Participation as a pilot site in Public Health England study of collaborative commissioning for sexual health and reproductive services JUN18/CMDN/13b

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet Member:



1.    Accepted the Public Health England (PHE) invitation to take part in the Sexual Health and Reproductive Services Commissioning Feasibility Study; and

2.    Approve Public Health commissioners working with colleagues from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England (NHSE) to develop a more efficient and cost-effective system wide approach to the commissioning of sexual health and reproductive services.


Reasons for the decision:

This recommendation is based on the following:


·         Participation in the Study provides the opportunity to improve services and outcomes for patients.


·         It provides the opportunity to identify more cost effective and cost saving services.


·         It will inform and strengthen the planned commissioning of sexual health services.


·         Local authority commissioners will have access to PHE support for the provision of evidence, other public health intelligence and facilitating learning from other areas.


·         It will help to build better relationships with other local sexual and reproductive service commissioners to foster increased collaborative working


Alternative options considered:

The alternative is to proceed with the commissioning of sexual health services without participating in the Study.


Participation in the study will provide a better understanding of needs across all sexual and reproductive health services and provide an opportunity to develop a more collaborative approach to commissioning that has the potential to improve services and outcomes along with potentially realising savings.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Public Health England: Making it work: A guide to whole system commissioning sexual health, reproductive health and HIV 2015



Public Health England: Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV: A Review of Commissioning 2017


Publication date: 27/06/2018

Date of decision: 27/06/2018

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