Why is this happening now?

The current contract, which started before Devon County Council took on responsibility for commissioning the Public Health Nursing service, comes to an end on 31 March 2019. The decision not to procure is no reflection on the current providers or any potential providers; it is an opportunity to ensure we respond well where families need a partnership or partnership plus approach without losing the much-valued universal aspects of Public Health Nursing, and to align the service to other children’s services provided by the Council.