Innovation and transformation fund for local authorities

We are calling on the UK Government to invest in a public health ‘innovation and transformation’ fund to support the upgrading of prevention and population health services in local authorities. FPH members are telling us that they have gone to heroic lengths to deliver more with less and less, but they cannot make the radical upgrade in prevention services asked of them without additional dedicated funding to allow them to make a step change in the types of services they provide and how they provide them. This work stream will advocate for the double-running of new investment in prevention services, alongside current services that public health teams across the country already provide. We think this fund will need to be in the region of an extra £1 billion a year, but the exact figure will be determined during the policy development phase of the campaign.