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Taking our health for granted: plugging the public health grant funding gap

 

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Taking our health for granted: plugging the public health grant funding gap

The Health Foundation says it will take an extra £3.2 billion a year to reverse the impact of government cuts to the public health grant and ensure that it is re-allocated according to need.

The grant enables local authorities to deliver vital public health services, such as obesity programmes, drug and alcohol services and sexual health services, but the think tank finds that it has seen a £700 million real terms reduction in funding between 2014/15 and 2019/20 – a fall of almost a quarter per person.