Public health commissioning in the NHS 2017 to 2018

This agreement sets out outcomes to be achieved and funding provided for NHS England to commission public health services.



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

It aims to:

  • improve public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities
  • contribute to a more sustainable public health, health and care system
Published 24 March 2017