Decision details

Recommission of Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire - DEC19/CMDN/62

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member approved the following.


1.The commission of a shared Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Service for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire through one seven year contract. The contract will run from the October 1st 2020 to 30th September 2027 with the option to break at years three and five.


2. Authorised the delegation of authority to Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to act as lead local authority in commissioning the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Service across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and for delivery of the function of the service to CCC, which shall include the associated transfer of funding to CCC for up to seven years (1st October 2020 to 30th September 2027).

Reasons for the decision:

To commission one integrated sexual and reproductive health service across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire, which will potentially be a more cost effective service model.


Increased collaborative working between the SRH commissioners across the Local Authorities and the NHS organisations, CCG, and NHS England, with a common objective of having high quality, cost effective services and improving the patient experience through easier access to appropriate services.

Alternative options considered:

Do not tender the services collaboratively across the two local authority areas and the NHS:


This option has been excluded primarily because it would not provide the opportunity to establish a more cost effective service model and secure the improvements in patient experience offered by the integrated model.

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: 04/12/2019

Date of decision: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 10/12/2019

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