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From October 2015, certain universal elements of the Healthy Child Programme will be delivered by local authorities as planning for public health services for 0 to 5 year olds transfers from NHS to local authorities. This factsheet explains how and why the commissioning and associated funding are being transferred to local authorities.

As part of the transfer, local authorities will be obliged to provide the following universal elements of the Healthy Child Programme:

  • antenatal health promotion review
  • new baby review, which is the first check after the birth
  • 6-8 week assessment
  • 1 year assessment
  • 2 to 2 and a half year review

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