The services currently provided by pharmacies need to be re-commissioned by a tender process in line with other council contracts.
The LPC has been working with the council to make this process as easy as possible for pharmacies. As a consequence a Pharmoutcomes module has been developed to aid this process.
Gateshead council are opening up this tender to all pharmacies in Gateshead including those who did not offer the services previously. We believe this is a great opportunity for pharmacy contractors.
The 5 services that are now being re-commissioned are
- NHS Health Checks
- Smoking Intervention
- NRT Supply
- Supervised Consumption.
The process for existing providers as well as new providers is as follows.
- Gateshead Pharmacies will now have a new service in their pharmoutcomes service list titled “Gateshead Public Health Contract Opportunity”
- Click on this
- Read through the information and answer the questions. Makes sure you download the relevant specification and paperwork for the services you wish to offer. (or are currently offering). Please note much of the form has been pre-populated for you.
- Submit the data
- Your submission will be assessed by the commissioners. If you are successful you will be sent an award letter informing you of this fact.
The deadline for submission is 15th March and we would strongly advise contractors to fill this in as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in services.
Should you have any queries regarding the process or any of the services please contact the relevant person at the council. (Details below)
Contract Process Queries
Public Health Programme Lead Sexual Health & Contracts Lead
0191 433 3147
Service Specific Queries
EHC - David Brady
Public Health Programme Lead Sexual Health
0191 433 3147
NHS Health Checks - Angela Hannant
Public Health Programme Lead Health Care and Quality
0191 433 3055
Smoking Active Intervention,
Supervised Consumption -
Public Health Programme Lead
0191 433 2421