Issue details

Healthy Child Programme Contract Extension

Public Health currently commissions the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT). This is a national programme delivering pre-school and school age services by Health visitors and School nurses to deliver Public Health outcomes (0-19 years of age, 25 years of age for children with special educational needs).


The current contract was awarded to SCFT in March 2017 following an open procurement process.  The contract expires in March 2022.   The contract is 5 years plus an option to extend for a further period of up to 2 years. This report recommends the exercise of the extension for one year. The funding for this contract is a ringfenced Public Health Grant for the HCP.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2020

Decision due: January 2021 by Interim Director of Public Health

Lead member: Tony Hill, Interim Director of Public Health

Lead director: Keith Hinkley

Contact: Fiona Mackison, Public Health Strategic Commissioning Lead Email: Tel: 033 022 27049.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Interim Director Public Health via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: Best Start In Life


Background papers

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