Decision details

Health Visiting and School Nursing (0-19 service)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To receive the report on Health Visiting and School Nursing (0-19 service).


(a)  Agreed that the contract for Health Visiting and School Nursing (0-19s) Services be extended for a further year from 1 October 2023 to 30 September 2024 .


(b)  Delegated authority to the Executive Director of People (Adults), in consultation with the Lead Member for Children's Services, Lifelong Learning & Skills and Lead Member for Social Care and Public Health to agree the terms of that contract extension and to arrange for the legal agreement to be sealed.


(c)  Agreed a direction of travel for Slough Borough Council to collaborate on an East Berkshire basis in relation to commissioning of health visiting and school nursing services in the future.


(d)  Noted the establishment of a Task and Finish Group to oversee a joint commissioning approach with local partners with a suggested deadline of February 2023 for assessment of progress. If suitable progress has not been made at this time, the authority will pursue a solo provider selection and commissioning process from 1st April 2023.

Report author: Andrew Fraser

Publication date: 07/10/2022

Date of decision: 17/10/2022

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2022 - Cabinet

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