Government must stop cutting funding for ‘deteriorating’ public health services

GP leaders are calling on the Government to stop cutting funding for ‘deteriorating’ public health services.

The warnings come as part of a BMA report, which has called on health secretary Matt Hancock to take a more comprehensive approach to preventative healthcare in the upcoming Green paper, which is expected to be published later this year.

The report said public health cuts of over £550m since 2015/16 – which have seen alcohol and obesity services funding cut by over 10% and smoking cessation services budgets cut by over 20% – have led to the deterioration of services.

Full Story: Pulse, 28th March 2019