Healthy Start Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26th April 2021.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to consult food retailers on the development and rollout of a new digital Healthy Start Voucher scheme.

Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has held with retailers on the development of a digital card scheme to replace the Healthy Start Voucher scheme.

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

The NHS Business Services Authority is leading work to digitise the Healthy Start scheme, on behalf of the Department, to facilitate families to apply for, receive and use Healthy Start benefits. The NHS Business Services Authority has been engaging with retailers directly through regular showcase demonstrations and round table discussions hosted by the Food Foundation.

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