Decision details

Extension of the Public Health Pharmacy Provider List

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek permission to extend the existing Approved Provider List to ensure continued service delivery until 31 March 2024.


To extend the Approved Provider List (APL) for up to 3 years from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2025

Reasons for the decision:

Extending the APL will allow for transformation work to be conducted and allow time for a full review of the contract and for a re-procurement to take place.

The APL will continue to operate in the same way so there will be no alteration to the overall scope of the contracts. During the extension period the council will continue to accept applications to the provider list.

Alternative options considered:

Re-procurement was considered. Primary care priorities for 2021/2022 are the delivery of the vaccination programme and support for the ongoing COVID response and there is currently insufficient resource to carry out a procurement process.

Publication date: 17/05/2021

Date of decision: 14/05/2021

Effective from: 22/05/2021