Decision details

Smoking Cessation Service

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To share plans to recommission an experienced provider to develop and deliver an accessible and effective smoking cessation service from April 2023 to residents and those who work in Bracknell Forest.  The current smoking cessation contract comes to an end on 31st March 2023.

Decision:

That Public Health begin the procurement process to re commission the smoking cessation programme to start from 1st April 2023.

Reasons for the decision:

       i.         Re tender/procure an evidence-based smoking cessation programme to support  residents and those whom work in Bracknell Forest to make long term behavioural changes to a healthy lifestyle, reduce smoking rates and to help reverse the gap in life expectancy relating to smoking.

 

     ii.         The continuity of delivering the stop smoking service is important to Public Health because Stop Smoking is a statutory service and Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) are legally obliged to deliver the smoking cessation service as part of BFC health and wellbeing service.

Alternative options considered:

To not re-procure the current service/intervention. This will mean that residents who want to quit or reduce their smoking intake in Bracknell Forest will have no access to smoking cessation services which could potentially leave them at risk of developing Cardiovascular disease (CVD), Cancer, reduces both quality of life and life expectancy etc.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: The service will be funded through the public health reserve fund and supplemented with additional funding from the public health grant.

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

N/A

Consultees

N/A

Contact: Felicity Antwi-Adjei Email: Felicity.Antwi-Adjei@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

Publication date: 18/11/2022

Date of decision: 18/11/2022

Effective from: 26/11/2022

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