Decision details

Occupational Health Services, Employee Assistance Programme and Drug & Alcohol Testing Contract

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1.    Accept the direct award from Medigold Health Consultancy Ltd t/a Medigold Health for the provision of Occupational Health Services (OHS), Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and drug and alcohol testingto the London Borough of Hillingdon for a five-year period from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2029 and at the estimated value of £547,380.

2.    Furthermore, agree that this includes the provision to extend the contract for a two-year period, subject to the approval of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Central Services.

3.    Delegate authority to the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, in conjunction with the Corporate Director of Central Services, to agree any future variation in the new contract for other HR related services and further contract consolidation, as set out in the report.


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Corporate Services introduced a report, which Cabinet agreed, to consolidate contracts and accept a tender for the provision of an occupational health and employee assistance programme for early intervention to support employees to stay within the workplace, along with the provision of ad hoc drug/alcohol testing to mitigate risks.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Alternative options were set out in the confidential report.


Relevant Select Committee

Finance & Corporate Services

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

Cabinet’s decisions can be called in by a majority of the Select Committee by 5pm, Tuesday 2 April 2024

Officer(s) to action

Suzie Horn


Central Services


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).



Publication date: 22/03/2024

Date of decision: 21/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2024 - CABINET

Effective from: 03/04/2024

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