The public health commissioning responsibilities for children aged 0-5 transferred from NHS England to local authorities on 1 October 2015.

This marked the final part of the overall public health transfer which saw wider public health functions successfully transfer to local government on 1 April 2013.

About the transfer

This page provides details about the services that transferred from NHS England to local government on 1 October 2015.


Find out more about the funding and contracts that will transfer to local government.

Data and information

Read more about the information flows required to support clinical operations and commissioning.

Registered and resident issues

This note provides support to local authorities and to their partners on managing and resolving registered and resident population issues.

Child Health Information Services

Child Health Information Services (CHIS) are local active clinical care records of all the children in an area.

Support tools to assist you with the transfer and with service transformation

Support tools to help you with the safe transfer of services from NHS England to local authorities.

Frequently-asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the 0-5 transfer of children's public health to local authorities

0-19 service: New quality standard for commissioners

NHS England commissioned Picker Institute Europe to develop a Health Visitor Service User Experience Survey and toolkit which has now been published. These resources are free of charge to licence for Health Visitor service providers.


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Celebrating Progress – Nursing Division Health Visitor Service Transformation Projects for England
This report provides a compendium of the projects outlining the project plan, partners, deliverables, impact (or expected impact), resources for sharing and contact details of project leads to facilitate sharing of best practice across the system.

NHS England Health Visitor retention project
This report identifies evidence based ideas and tools for NHS and local authority public health commissioners and providers of health visiting services to support and to maximise the contribution and the retention of health visitors.