Decision details

Investing to improve health outcomes for the city's children, young people and families in partnership with the NHS

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Sets out the case for additional investment in the partnership with RWT


Councillor Jasbir Jaspal presented the report on a proposal to approve additional investment into the Council’s partnership with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. The funding would be directed at tackling health inequalities within the city and supporting those families that need the Council most by recruiting more clinical staff to support increased reach to children, young people and families and would also enable more support to this frontline workforce. The investment supports the Council’s ‘Relighting Our City’ recovery plan and the priority of supporting people who need us most.  The initiative also supports the Wolverhampton Pound and the circular economy, as more than 40% of the workforce live in and around Wolverhampton.



1.    That additional, three-year investment of £1,729,611 into the Council’s successful partnership with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) to strengthen our support for city children, young people and their families, reduce health inequalities and support those who need us most be approved. 


2.    That the previous approval from Cabinet (Resources) Panel on 23 July 2019 to enter into a partnership with Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to secure the delivery of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme and Sexual Health services for a period of up to ten years from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2029 at a total maximum contract value of £77,488,750 be noted.  

Report author: Neeraj Malhotra

Publication date: 22/04/2021

Date of decision: 21/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/04/2021 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Effective from: 28/04/2021

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