For SECTCo (www.sectco.org.uk), and Vanguard (www.thevanguard.org) 4.5.17
This document clarifies the proposal made in a letter dated 14.12.16 from John Kapp to Greg
Barnes, practice manager of Wish Park surgery. It sets out the business case for a negotiated
contract between Vanguard (see annex 4 and 5) hereafter called ‘the provider’, and clusters 4
and 6 GP surgeries in West Hove (hereafter called ‘the Cluster’) for a pilot trial of social
prescribing (see annex 1) at a ‘Community Care Centre (CCC) in the empty shop known as 187b
Portland Rd Hove (hereafter called ‘the centre’) for one year, from a commencement date of say
1.11.17 to 1.11.18, (paragraph 10) and thereafter, if judged successful by the cluster, continued
indefinitely until amended by agreement of the parties.
2 Terms of the Contract
This pilot trial is intended to treat 300 vulnerable patients annually for a nominal annual contract
price of £350,000. The provider offers to treat all patients, including children, (provided that those
under the age of 13 shall be accompanied by a parent or guardian), referred to them by the
cluster practices, by prescription voucher, (see annex 2)
3 Successful completion of the programme
The client has attended the
programme for 5 out of the 10 days, and has signed the prescription voucher to say that the
intervention was satisfactory, and that they would recommend it to their friends and family.
4 Terms of payment for the programme
The Cluster agrees to pay the provider £1,000 for every satisfactory completed course in arrears,
within 1 month of the presentation of the signed voucher to the Clinical Commissioning Group
5 The psycho education programme
The purpose of the programme is to help clients to detoxify from addiction, by giving them an
alternative structure to their days, namely meeting with others to learn to meditate, and how to
look after themselves better so they need less public services.
6 Conversion of 187b Portland Rd into a Community Care Centre (CCC)
This shop has planning permission for ‘health related uses’, D1, and been empty since the building
was completed nearly 2 years ago.
7 Prospective funding from Locally Commissioned Services, (LCS)
It is proposed to seek funding from the CCG’s LCS fund which is £2.3 mpa.
8 Management of the service
The draft constitution of the Vanguard is shown on annex 5.
9 Proposed staffing levels
We envisage employing 14 staff.
10 Outcomes of this proposal
This project would implement the key outcomes of better health and wellbeing for vulnerable patients.
11 Proposed time frame
12 Evaluation of this pilot trial.
This pilot shall be evaluated by a third party so that the efficacy of the intervention can be measured, and reported on at the end of the year.
Vanguard are ready and willing to meet with representatives of the clusters to discuss this proposal at your convenience.
Annex 1 Social prescribing.
Annex 2 Draft PRESCRIPTION VOUCHER
Annex 3 Proposed layout of CCC at 187b Portland Rd Hove
Annex 4 What is Vanguard and who are the directors?
Annex 5 Draft constitution of the Vanguard
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Annex 6 Typical day at maximum capacity
Annex 7 Sign posting to other socially prescribed interventions