Transfer of 0-5 children's public health commissioning to local authorities: finance fact sheet

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 November 2014
Health Services, Children and Young People
Social welfare
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Children’s public health commissioning responsibilities for 0-5 year olds will transfer from NHS England to local authorities on 1 October 2015. Local authorities are well placed to identify health needs and commission services for local people to improve health, this transfer will join up that already done by local authorities for children and young people aged 5–19. The Children’s Health and Wellbeing Partnership (CHWP) has established the 0-5 Public Health Commissioning Transfer Programme Board to coordinate and have oversight of the transition.

This finance issues factsheet explains the timescales for NHS Area Teams and Local Authorities in the run-up to the commissioning transfer and how funding will work after October 2015.