FPH Response to Health and Care White Paper
FPH welcomes the acknowledgement of Public Health as an essential part of the health and social care system in the Government’s new White Paper ‘Integration and Innovation: Working together to improve health and social care for all’.
Local leadership and greater collaboration across public health and health and social care is key to tackling the unacceptable and deep-seated health inequalities that we have seen exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, to realise the preventative ambitions of the paper, address health inequalities, and protect and improve the public’s health as we see the re-structuring of the English public health system, Government must reverse the years of cuts to public health services.
FPH has long-called for a £1 billion increase in the public health budget and join with the Association of Directors of Public Health in calling for a multi-year settlement for public health.
11 February 2021