Following a review led by the Department, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has confirmed that local authorities will continue to commission sexual health, school nurses and health visitors. The review found that local authorities take an active and efficient approach to commissioning services and recognised the steps that local authorities have taken to improve and modernise the services they commission. The review recommended that the National Health Service work much more closely with local authorities on public health so that commissioning is more joined-up and prevention is embedded into a wider range of health services. The Department will be seeking views in the forthcoming Prevention Green Paper about how action can be taken forward.