Health

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

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Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department defines health and wellbeing, as it applies to the Government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy; and what assessment he has made of the compatibility of that definition with that used by the World Health Organisation.

Photo of Marco Longhi Marco Longhi Conservative, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has provided guidance to health and wellbeing boards on how health and wellbeing is to be applied within the context of the Government heat and buildings strategy.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department has issued no specific definitions or guidance in relation to health and wellbeing nor made a specific assessment of the compatibility with the World Health Organization’s definition. However, the Department of Health and Social Care continues to work with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on its heat and buildings strategy to ensure that health and wellbeing are considered

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