Health Services: Poverty

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the public merits of establishing public health hubs in areas of greatest deprivation.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Local authorities are best placed to commission the appropriate public health services for their local populations. However, we have established the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities which is exploring ways to support local areas to improve the health of their communities and tackle disparities. We will provide further details in due course.

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