Decision details

Public Health Transition (HWB1)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To endorse the transition of Public Health commissioning functions to the Council from April 2013, and approve the aligned TUPE transfer of Public Health Staff to the LA, the baseline public health expenditure allocation and the novation of existing Public Health contracts.


The Executive Meeting considered proposals for the transfer of responsibility for public health from the NHS to the Council, in line with the Health & Social Care Act 2012 and has agreed that:-


·                the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE)  transfers between the PCT and Council and the results of the various consultation exercises be noted;

·                the acceptance of the Contracts Transfer Scheme, which will take place at the end of March 2013, be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant executive councillors;

·                any public health contracts that are not covered by the Transfer Scheme and which were of a value in excess of the Council’s contracting and tendering procedures and delegation be subject to an Urgent Decision.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Yes

Decision Reference: ED1487

Forward Plan Reference: HWB1

Other reasons / organisations consulted

NHS Public Health staff; Local Authority staff; local councillors; shadow Health and Well Being Board; Health Scrutiny Committee; and Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Contact: Sarah Newsam, Services to People Email: Tel: 07891 949 204 Dr Donna Sager, Director of Public Health Email: Tel: 0161-474-3928.

Report author: Dr Donna Sager

Publication date: 19/02/2013

Date of decision: 18/02/2013

Decided at meeting: 18/02/2013 - Executive

Effective from: 26/02/2013

Accompanying Documents: