Issue details

Public Health Nursing – Extension and variation of the Section 75 Agreement

At the 12th July 2021 Cabinet meeting, it was agreed to enter into a new s75 Agreement for Public Health Nursing (PHN) – comprising Health Visiting (HV), School Nursing (SN) and the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme - with Croydon Health Service (CHS), for the period 01 July 2021 to 31 March 2028.

The initial term of the contractual Agreement (contract) being 2-years (to 31 July 2023), with options to extend for further periods of 2-years (to 31 July 2025), plus 2-years (to 31 July 2027), plus 1-year (to 31 March 2028), subject to satisfactory progress in performance and at the discretion of the Council. This method allows for 3 break clauses in the contract to review service delivery and performance.

The purpose of this report is to provide the information required to approve the extension and variation of the current Public Health Nursing Section 75 (s75) Agreement. The extension period request is to March 2025, with a contract value of £6.494m + inflation per year. The varied service model will offer an Enhanced Health Visiting offer, in place of the current Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, which will broaden the criteria for vulnerable families with complex needs, thereby ensuring a wider reach and making it even more inclusive and expand the Health Visiting programme to offer five different levels based on the needs of families.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £1,000,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/12/2023

Financial Impact: Expenditure or savings of over £5,000,000;

Decision due: Not before 17th Jan 2024 by Corporate Director of Resources (Section 151)

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Lead director: Corporate Director of Resources (Section 151)

Department: Resources Directorate

Contact: Christine Williams, Strategic Lead Commissioner, Children's Integrated Commissioning and Procurement Email: Email: