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Council To Have Public Health Responsibilities

Tuesday April 9 2013


Council get public health responsibilities Council get public health responsibilities


PLANS to transfer public health responsibilities to Barnsley Council have been approved.

As of next month, the council will be responsible for all aspects of public health and will look to tackle the causes of ill health and reduce health inequalities.

The NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group will replace NHS Barnsley and will commission health services across the borough.

A total of 38 staff will transfer to the council from NHS Barnsley and the director of public health will lead a team with support staff.

A public health grant has been given to the council to allow it to carry its duties.

The Department of Health budget allocation for Barnsley is £13,570,900 for 2013/2014 and £14,242,600 for 2014/15.

This money will used to fund the children, young people and families substance misuse and the drug and alcohol action team but will also cover staffing costs and contracts.

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Reply Posted by Grim on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 16:11
Oh my god......

What a cock up in the making.

Reply Posted by ET on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 16:40
I agree some grubby hands will be rubbing with glee!!!!! WHO WILL MONITOR IT.

Reply Posted by Jeremy c on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 16:47
I wonder if they will take action over the complete failure of substance misuse services in Barnsley , which are currently the second lowest in the country , provided by companies like addaction and Phoenix futures who take hundreds of thousands of pounds of tax payers money in running costs but deliver little in return

Reply Posted by Stevo on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 18:01
Oh My God!

That's that then.

BMBC couldn't run a bath!

Reply Posted by Dave on Tuesday April 9 2013 at 20:48
We're screwed!

Reply Posted by sheila on Sunday April 14 2013 at 20:06
what aload of rubbish it will be a right mess and they will run out of money ...

Reply Posted by J H on Sunday April 14 2013 at 20:22
Because all of you know exactly what was involved when the NHS ran it, and you all personally know the staff at the council and what will be involved. NHS staff are going to work at the council. If you can do better, then go ahead.