Infectious Diseases: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th November 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to health visiting services to help prevent respiratory infections in young children.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Preventing respiratory infections, including bronchiolitis and other potentially serious diseases, is an established high impact area for health visiting. The Spending Review has confirmed that Public Health Grant funding will be maintained in real terms, enabling local authorities to continue commissioning these services.

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