Hepatitis: Public Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including hepatitis C in the Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework.

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

Holding answer received on 25 June 2020

During 2018/19 Public Health England undertook a review of all the indicators within the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). A consultation on the proposed changes to the PHOF ran between 21 January 2019 to 22 February 2019. The response to this consultation informed the final changes to the indicators within the PHOF. The results of the consultation are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-health-outcomes-framework-proposed-changes-2019-to-2020

The PHOF is due for review every three years and hepatitis C, along with other policy areas, could be considered during the next refresh.

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