Life Expectancy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th August 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposed Green Paper on Prevention, what assessment of he has made of his Department's ability to improve healthy life expectancy by at least five extra years by 2035.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Prevention Green Paper ‘Advancing our Health: prevention in the 2020s’, was published on 22 July 2019. The proposals it sets out will make a valuable contribution to the nation’s health. The Green Paper acknowledges further action will be needed in future to support the Ageing Grand Challenge ambition on healthy life expectancy.

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