Public Health: Disadvantaged

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th July 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in public health funding on health inequalities.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in public health funding on the health and wellbeing of the most marginalised people in the UK.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public health services can have a significant impact in improving the health of the population and reducing unfair differences between marginalised groups of people or communities.

The Government has made difficult choices to protect public services in the long term. We remain committed to securing five extra years of healthy, independent life by 2035 and reducing the gap between rich and poor with proposals set out in the Prevention Green Paper and a Long Term Plan for the National Health Service with a greater focus on prevention. We want everyone to have the same opportunity to have a long healthy life, whoever they are and whatever their social circumstances.

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