Healthy Start Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 6 December 2022.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Shadow Minister (Science, Research and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2022 to Question 62832 on Healthy Start Scheme: Newcastle Upon Tyne, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of collecting data on Healthy Start Vouchers use and claims at a city or constituency level; and what regional data his Department collects or holds on Healthy Start Voucher uptake.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We continue to work with the NHS Business Services Authority and the Department for Work and Pensions to obtain data on the uptake of the Healthy Start scheme. We aim to have the data available by the end of the year.

Historical data on the uptake of Healthy Start vouchers and prepaid cards by local authority is available at the following link:

https://www.healthystart.nhs.uk/healthcare-professionals/

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