Issue details

NHS Health Checks Contract Extension

This report seeks the approval of a 1 year extension to the current contractual arrangement for the delivery of NHS Healthchecks to 31 March 2021.

It is recommended that the council directly award a contract extension to Taurus Healthcare to continue to provide NHS Health Checks, including identification and invitations to the eligible population (residents aged 40-74 and not on existing disease registers).  This is based on Taurus Healthcare, as the GP Federation, being the only body currently capable of accessing GP practice lists and able to utilise the day-to-day contact and interaction GPs already have with the patient base.


A contract extension is also recommended to allow time for the establishment of the new Primary Care Networks.  The intention will be to work with Taurus Healthcare as a key strategic partner and as part of a multi-disciplinary steering group to ensure relationships are developed with primary care network directors to support the improvement of the health check service delivery and targeting.  


The existing contract is due to expire on 31/03/2020. The recommendations being made take account of the evidence base, lessons learnt following review of the current service provision and acknowledgement of the development work taking place to establish Primary Care networks throughout the county.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/07/2019

Decision due: 9 September 2019 by Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Lead member: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Lead director: Director of adults and communities, Director of public health

Department: Adults and Communities

Contact: Kayte Thompson-Dixon, Contracts officer Email: Tel: 01432 260727.