Decision details

Extension of the Public Heath GP 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 delivery services 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 the transformation work to be conducted as well as allow time for a full review of the contract and 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. This will ensure the APL does not prevent providers from applying to join the list. During the extension period work will commence on the re-procurement of the arrangements.

Alternative options considered:

Re-procurement was considered. This was rejected as Primary Care priorities for 2021/2022 are the delivery of the vaccination programme and support for the ongoing COVID response, as a result there is insufficient resource to carry out the required procurement process.

Publication date: 17/05/2021

Date of decision: 14/05/2021

Effective from: 22/05/2021