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Public Health England

Health written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to ensure Public Health England is operationally independent of Government.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Public Health England will be established as an Executive Agency of the Department of Health on 1 April 2013, and will work in an open and transparent way. It will be managed by a chief executive who will be solely responsible for the day-to-day operation of the agency. Public Health England will receive its own budget to deliver its services. It will have scientific committees that will provide rigorous and impartial advice on public health issues. This operational freedom will be supported by a framework agreement between the Department and Public Health England which will set out the roles and responsibilities of both organisations.

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