Issue details

Primary Care Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Locally Enhanced Service

.To seek approval to make a direct award and enter into a new contract for locally commissioned service: Primary Care LARC by 1 year.
This will ensure continued provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) via Primary Care (General Practices) for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 to align future commissioning activity for the Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS).
HCRG Care Group (previously Virgin Care Group) have been awarded the ISHS contract to commence from 1 April 2022, with the Provider assuming responsibility for the commissioning of the GP LARC offer from Year 2 of the contract (1 April 2023), subject to approval of their delivery model, as per the specification for the service.
The extension is required to bridge the 12 month gap whilst HCRG develop their GP LARC model, baseline, and precondition the model. The Council will transfer this element of the contract to HCRG in year 2 if assurances regarding readiness to deliver are in place.

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/01/2022

Decision due: 7 Jan 2022 by Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Health and Social Care (Councillor Zahid Chauhan)

Contact: Sarah Whittle, Community Services Innovation Project Officer Email: Email:

Consultation process

Consultation has been undertaken with the Director of Public Health and Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care and Cabinet.
Consultation has also been undertaken with service users and residents as part of the Oldham, Rochdale and Bury Sexual Health Needs Assessment, the findings of which can be found here: