Transfer of 0-5 children's public health commissioning to local authorities: baseline agreement exercise

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Great Britain. Department of Health.
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 December 2014
Health Services, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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The government is, ‘committed to improving the health outcomes of our children and young people so that they become amongst the best in the world.’ As part of delivering this vision, responsibility for commissioning 0-5 children’s public health services is transferring from NHS England to Local Government on 1 October 2015. This joins up the commissioning for children under 5 with the commissioning for 5-19 year olds and other public health functions.

This document relates to the financial aspects of the transfer of commissioning of children’s 0-5 public health services from 1 October 2015-31 March 2016. The purpose of this document is to set out: proposed funding allocations for each Local Authority for this 6 month period; and what Local Authorities need to do in response to this document.

The period to provide comments will conclude on 16 January 2015. Our expectation is that allocations will be confirmed with Local Authorities shortly afterwards. Where there is already a high degree of agreement over the numbers these figures should provide a good deal of certainty for Local Authorities on which to start financial planning and conversations on contracts.