0-19 Public Health Nursing service consultation

0-19 Public Health Nursing (health visitors, school nurses and the National Child Measurement Programme), currently part of the Integrated Children’s Services contract, needs a new contract as the current one ends in March 2018. Legal requirements mean that the current contract cannot be extended, so a new contract needs to be put in place. Devon County Council aims to maintain the service in line with reductions to the Public Health Grant by using new, more efficient technologies and through robust contract management. 0-19 Public Health Nursing is a mandated (legally required) service, paid for by the County Council, and is currently delivered by Virgin Care Limited.

This consultation is considering the options for delivery of 0-19 Public Health Nursing in Devon. We are seeking to continue using the current National Specification for Public Health Nursing Services 0-19 for delivery, so there should be little, if any, change to the service the public receives. However, we are looking at different options on how to do this and welcome views on these.

To take part in the consultation please visit https://new.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/public-health-nursing/

Published

25 January 2017

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