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CLDF backs call for increased investment in public health

CLDF backs call for increased investment in public health

CLDF is one of a number of charities who have co-signed a letter sent today to Matt Hancock (Secretary of State for Health and Social Care) and James Brokenshire (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government) on 7 May 2019.

The letter calls on the Government to increase investment in public health in England to prevent ill health, reduce health inequalities, and support a sustainable health and social care system.

“For some time now, we have expressed our concerns about the reduction in health visitor numbers as they are crucial in identifying the signs of liver disease in new born babies”, says Chief Executive, Alison Taylor. “So, we are proud to add our voice to the many other organisations throughout the UK calling for urgent action to be taken on the vital area of public health.”

You can see a copy of the  Consensus Statement on Sustainable Funding for Public Health (May 2019) and the Consensus Statement Ministerial Letter (6 May 2019)

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