Agenda Item 16


Brighton and Hove City Council


Brighton & Hove City Council


Adult Social Care & Public Health Sub-Committee


3.00pm27 July 2021


Hove Town Hall - Council Chamber




Present: Councillors Nield (Chair) , Barnett and Grimshaw










13          Procedural Business



            Arrangements for This Meeting


            Before proceeding to the formal business of the meeting, the Chair, Councillor Nield, explained that in line with current Government guidance this would be a hybrid meeting. The debate and decision making would rest with the 3 Members who were in attendance in the Chamber.


13(a)   Declaration of Substitutes


13.1    It was noted that Councillor Grimshaw was present in substitution for Councillor Fowler Councillor Barnett was present in substitution for Councillor Mears.

13(b)   Declarations of Interests

13.2    There were none.


13(c)   Exclusion of Press and Public

13.3    In accordance with Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (“the Act”), the Health and Wellbeing Board considered whether the public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item of business on the grounds that it is likely in view of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during it, there would be disclosure to them of confidential information as defined in Section 100A (3) of the Act.


13.4    RESOLVED - That the public be not excluded during consideration of any item of business set out on the agenda.




14          Public Involvement


14.1    There were no items.




15          Member Involvement


15.1    There were no items.




16          Sexual Health Promotion, HIV Prevention Living Well Services


16.1    The Sub Committee considered a report of the Director of Adult Health and Social Care the purpose of which was to outline plans for the re-commissioning of the sexual health promotion, HIV prevention and living well service from April 2022. This service supported residents of the City with particular focus on those groups at higher risk of HIV and sexual Ill-health.


16.2    It was explained that current service delivery was very good with performance generally exceeding the requirements of key performance indicators and that the current contract for the provision of these services expired on March 31st, 2022. It was proposed that a prior information notice (PIN) was posted as a call for competition in the first instance. If the PIN resulted in expressions of interest from other parties a procurement by tender would be undertaken. If no expressions of interest were received it is proposed that a new contract was negotiated with the current provider, Terrence Higgins Trust.


16.3    In answer to questions by Councillor Grimshaw it was explained that although this work complemented and dovetailed with the Social Care Strategy it was not directly linked into it. Currently the focus of the departments work continued to be on the Covid response. Plans were in place for a refresh of existing plans to be undertaken and it was intended to bring a report to the next scheduled meeting of the Sub Committee to provide an update on this work.


16.4    RESOLVED - That the Adult Social Care and Public Health Sub Committee grants delegated authority to the Executive Director of Health and Adult Social Care to conduct a procurement process as outlined by this report for the provision of sexual health, HIV prevention and social care services and to enter into the subsequent 3 +2 year contract.




17          Items Referred for Council


17.1    There were none.





The meeting concluded at 3.10pm














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