Public Health is required to commission a set of ‘mandated services through the Public Health Grant.
The Public Health Grant is a ring-fenced pot of money that Government gives to Birmingham City Council to fund public health action to protect and improve the health of citizens. This includes funding for the specialist public health division and the mandated services.
There are five core mandatory public health functions which are:
- provide appropriate access to sexual health services
- ensure there are plans in place to protect the health of the population, including immunisation and screening plans
- ensure NHS commissioners (Clinical Commissioning Groups or CCGs) receive the Public Health advice they need
- deliver the National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP)
- encourage NHS Health Check assessments.
The commissioning and delivery of the mandated services is overseen by the Health and Social Care and Population Health Team within the Public Health Division.