Issue details

Recommissioning of Medway Child Health Services


This report will seek Cabinet approval to proposals for the commissioning of integrated Child Health Services in Medway, which consists of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) and community paediatric health services. 


The report provides details of the proposed approach of integration and associated implications relating to cost, benefit and risk.  It seeks permission to commence public consultation in early 2017, as identified in the commissioning timeline.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email

The Cabinet’s response to any representations will be published on 12 December 2016 within the Cabinet Agenda. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision made

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/09/2016

Decision due: 20 Dec 2016 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Andrew Mackness, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services - Lead Member (statutory responsibility, including education), Councillor David Brake

Lead director: Ian Sutherland

Department: Children and Adults

Contact: James Harman, Head of Children's Services Commissioning Email: Tel: 01634 331384.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

Agenda items

Background papers