Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, sought Cabinet approval to continue to commission Public Health Nursing services by means of a funding transfer from the Council to NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board in order to secure the delivery, from 1st April 2024 until a date no later than 31st March 2033, of the Council’s statutory responsibilities in respect of the commissioning of health visiting and school nursing services.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Approve the continuation of the
arrangements currently in place between council and NHS
Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (“the ICB”) in
respect of the supply of Public Health Nursing Services by means of
a funding transfer from the council to the ICB under a Section 76
Transfer Agreement (in exercise of powers under Section 76 of the
National Health Service Act 2006) on the basis that such transfer
will secure a more effective use of public funds than the
deployment of an equivalent amount on the provision of such
services by the Council.
proposed funding arrangement shall continue for an initial period
of 7 years and include an option to extend for a further period of
not more than 2 years (1st April 2024 to 31st March 2033 if so
2) Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Leader of the Council to determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such arrangements for a further period of not more than 2 years on the expiry of the initial 7-year term.