London Councils Sexual Health Transformation Project

London Councils Sexual Health Transformation Project

London councils are seeking to engage with, and obtain the views of, providers of Sexual Health services.

Harrow Council
London Councils Sexual Health Transformation Project
London councils are seeking to engage with, and obtain the views of, providers of Sexual Health services. This is a  pre-procurement exercise to help develop thinking on the way in which such services might be provided in London in the future.

The current sexual health services commissioned by local authorities are based on historic supply-led and designed models. Following a needs assessment and review, the London councils participating in this project believe a case exists for a transformation in service provision to meet future patient, clinical and demographic needs. This is particularly relevant to GUM services as they are open access, allowing a person from any local authority to attend a service located anywhere in England. This kind of access migration is particularly common in London, where boroughs are close together, services are sometimes situated near borough borders, and many people commute to work and study, so may find it more convenient to access GUM services in other areas as opposed to their borough of residence.

The London Sexual Health Services Transformation Project aims to deliver a new collaborative commissioning model across the participating councils for sexual health services in London and in particular open access GUM services.  The aim is to improve the patient experience, improve sexual health outcomes and provide successful cost effective delivery of excellent services across the capital. 

The project will deliver a new model of clinical service delivery. The aims of the new model are to ensure that:

1.    Good quality services are accessible to all London residents and visitors;

2.    Level 3 GUM services are designed in a way that ensures they operate as part of a wider sexual health system that can meet future needs and provide excellent value for money. This will include measurably improved performance on key PH outcomes in particular prevention and early diagnosis of HIV, prevention and reductions in the incidence of STIs and unwanted teenage pregnancy.

3.   London councils are commissioning effectively including seeking cost effective benefits from lower transacting and operating costs for boroughs;

4.   London councils  have excellent oversight of service quality; and

5.   Service costs are reduced and that services can be maintained in light of significant pressures on budgets

At present 22 London Boroughs are working together to develop this new model. The collaborating councils are: Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster.

The London boroughs participating in the London Sexual Health Services Transformation Project are requesting information from you as part of a soft market testing exercise. This is to seek the market’s views on the commissioning, future structure and provision of Sexual Health Services within London. We want to understand your views on the capacity of the market to supply these services and the level of interest in this proposed procurement activity. We also want to understand any barriers there may be to market entry and how these could be addressed.

Mrs Katerina Athanasiadou
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13/03/2015 17:03
13/04/2015 14:30
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130315 FINAL Soft Market Testing Questionnaire-issued.docx 68kb 13/03/2015

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