Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Adult Care and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
i) the report be noted and the further extension beyond term of the Contract with Smart Health Solutions for the provision of Surge Nursing Support Services until 31st March 2024, should it be required, be authorised.
ii) delegated authority to the Chief Officer to apply the extension based on an assessment of need and risk, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, be granted.
This contract has been put in place to provide additional capacity at short notice as required to the pandemic response in the event of a surge in infection rate e.g. due to another Variant of Concern such as the Omicron variant. The Support Nurses are currently on standby but it is anticipated their service will be needed during the winter months of 2022/23 and 2023/24, if required.
Publication date: 15/12/2022
Date of decision: 15/12/2022
Effective from: 23/12/2022