2016 Report details for project: Health Visitor Programme

Project name: Health Visitor Programme - there are 3 reports for this project: 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: DOH (D12) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2016 (data is from Sept 2015)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: To expand and transform the health visiting service to: improve health and wellbeing outcomes for under-fives; reduce health inequalities; improve access to services; improve the experience of children and families. To safely transfer the commissioning of 0-5s public health services to local authorities on 1 October 2015.
DCA (RAG): Green
DCA text: In the Q2 2015/16 GMPP report, the SRO rated the programme as Green because the workforce expansion and service transformation elements of the programme had already been successfully delivered, and the transfer of 0-5s public health commissioning was fully expected to be safely delivered, with LAs becoming legally responsible for providing 5 key health checks as set out in Regulations, on 1 October 2015 as planned. At the end of Q2 2015/16 most of the risks relating to the 0-5 commissioning transfer flagged at Q1 had passed, partly as a result of work undertaken to respond to recommendations from the June 2015 IPA Gateway 4 review. All of the LA allocations were finalised and published by 29 July 2015. The risk around data & information was mitigated by the successful implementation of an interim reporting system. The majority of the communications plan had been delivered with a small amount of planned post-transfer activity to take place after Q2. The 0-5 Public Health Commissioning Transfer Programme Board had previously received strong assurance on sender and receiver readiness and there was no evidence of any issues arising once the transfer had taken place. The Board had been satisfactorily assured that everything that could be done on sustainability of programme benefits had been done prior to closedown, with the ownership of benefits passing to a new governance group in PHE in the post-transfer period. A very small number of LA provider contracts were still to be signed/novated at the end of Q2, but this did not impact on the transfer, and the contract process was expected to be completed shortly after the transfer took place.
Start date: 2010-10-31
End date: 2015-12-31
Schedule text: The workforce expansion and service transformation elements of the programme were successfully delivered by end-March 2015 as planned. The transfer of 0-5s commissioning was safely delivered, with LAs becoming legally responsible for providing 5 key health checks as set out in Regulations, on 1 October 2015 as planned.
Baseline: £0.41m
Forecast: £0.41m
Variance: None%
Variance text: Budget variance less than 5%
Whole Life Cost: £654.31m
WLCost text: There are no budgetary issues to report and the figures stated are accurate. The vast majority of the programme whole life costs relate to spend on new health visitor posts and education & training to deliver the workforce expansion and service transformation objectives. The 2015/16 budget/forecast of £0.41m comprises a DH programme budget of £0.2m, a NHS England programme budget of £0.203m, and a PHE programme budget of £0.006m for setup of the interim national data reporting system.
Notes1: Budget variance less than 5%
Notes2:
Sourcefile: IPA_2016.csv

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