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Issue - meetings

NHS White Paper - Healthy Lives, Healthy People

Meeting: 22/03/2011 - Cabinet (Item 42)

42 Transfer of NHS Wiltshire Public Health to Wiltshire Council under Section 75 Arrangements

Report by the Corporate Director for Public Health and Wellbeing is circulated


Supporting documents:


The Leader presented a report which set out the proposal for the transfer of Public Health services from NHS Wiltshire to Wiltshire Council.  




  1. That the Cabinet agrees to proceed with a transfer of the current Public Health functions from NHS Wiltshire to the Wiltshire Council by way of, and  to the extent permitted, by an arrangement under section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006 and the relevant regulations, with a target date of September 2011, and to be an “early implementer” of the Health and Wellbeing Board.   


  1. That the authority to finalise that agreement be delegated to the Corporate Director of Public Health and Wellbeing following consultationwith the Leader.


  1. That the transition process is recognised in the Wiltshire Council Corporate and Business Plans.


  1. That there be no additional costs to the Authority until the final transfer in 2013.



Reason for the decision


The Health and Social Care Bill (currently progressing through parliament) sets out the Governments intention to transform the delivery of health services in England. This Bill proposes, amongst a number of reforms, radical changes to the organisation of the commissioning and management arrangements for local health services. One of these reforms is the transfer of Public Health services from the NHS to local government. 




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