Integrated Sexual Health Service Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (Soft Market Testing)
LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL | Published August 4, 2017
Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, and Rutland County Council, are currently considering options for the future design and procurement of their existing joint Integrated Sexual Health Service, with a view to commencing the proposed new service at the start of 2019. As a part of this process, the commissioners of this service are keen to capture provider experience, skills, knowledge and concerns at an early point to ensure these can be fully considered throughout the service and procurement design phases. At a high level, sexual health services will typically include elements of: • Contraceptive services, • Psychosexual services (sexual health aspects), • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, • Young people's specific services, • Outreach models (both clinical and non-clinical) and health promotion, • Professional training (including clinical staff), • Network management, and • Sexual health leadership across LLR. The commissioners are undertaking a soft market test. Providers (or prospective providers) of these services are asked and encouraged to kindly share their thoughts and experiences in relation to the questions contained within a Soft Market Testing questionnaire. It is recognised that such questionnaire takes time to complete, and so any level of information will be gratefully received. The Soft Market Testing questionnaire can be found by copying and pasting the following web link into your web browser: http://www.sourceleicestershire.co.uk/contracts/show/id/15816 This completed questionnaire must be returned electronically by email before or no later than 14:00 hours on 25th August 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: 'Completed SMT Q - ISHS'. This process does not constitute a formal tender or other competitive bidding process and will not result in the letting of a Contract. The commissioners want to capture provider experience, skills, knowledge and concerns at an early point to ensure these can be fully considered throughout the service and procurement design phases. There are therefore no formal criteria which will be used to judge your responses to this questionnaire, and it is not our intention to provide any feedback.