Decision details

Community Equipment Services Update

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes





That the Cabinet notes the request for financial recovery from NRS Healthcare Ltd., the incumbent provider of the Community Equipment Service, and delegates authority to the Corporate Director of Adult Services and Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, to make further decisions as necessary with regard to ensuring service provision.


Reasons for decision


Cabinet received an information report in relation to the pan-London community equipment contract and provided the necessary delegated authority.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Alternative options were considered as set out in the confidential report.


Relevant Select Committee

Health and Social Care

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by a majority of Members on the Select Committee by 5pm, 17 November 2023

Officer(s) to action

Claire Fry


Adult Services and Health


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Special Urgency - in accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the Chairman of the Health and Social Care Select Committee agreed under Rule 16 of the Rules on Access to Information in the Constitution (Special Urgency Procedure) that the matter was urgent and could not reasonably be deferred, thereby waiving the ordinary public notice of this matter on the Forward Plan. The reason for urgency was to provide service continuity for residents. Additionally, the report relating to this decision had also been circulated less than 5 working days before the Cabinet meeting and it was agreed by the Vice-Chairman (in the Chair) to be considered as urgent.



No additional items were considered by the Cabinet.


The meeting closed at 7:28pm.



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Publication date: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 09/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 18/11/2023

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