NHS public health functions agreements

Agreements setting out the outcomes to be achieved and the funding provided for NHS England to commission public health services.

NHS public health functions agreements set out the arrangements under which the Secretary of State delegates responsibility to NHS England for certain public health services (known as Section 7A services).

The services currently commissioned in this way are:

  • national immunisation programmes
  • national cancer and non-cancer screening programmes
  • Child Health Information Services (CHIS)
  • public health services for adults and children in secure and detained settings in England
  • sexual assault services (Sexual Assault Referral Centres)


Published 8 February 2018
Last updated 26 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added guidance for 2020 to 2021.

  2. First published.