To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who were previously enrolled on the Healthy Start scheme and need to re-enrol but have not yet re-enrolled via the new online sign up system.
As of 14 July 2022, 384,848 successful applications have been made using the NHS Healthy Start online application. Of this total, 250,457 successful applications have been made from those who were previously in receipt of paper vouchers; and 134,391 successful applications have been made from those not previously in receipt of paper vouchers. As of 14 July 2022, it is estimated that approximately 46,000 households previously on the paper voucher scheme have not applied online. It is not known what proportion of these households remain eligible for NHS Healthy Start.