LIB DEMS SLAM PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET CUTS IN OUR AREA
Figures released by the Department for Health shows the Conservative Government is planning further cuts to public health budgets in many local government areas . The budget pays to help improve people’s health – and stop them getting ill in the first place – so there is less pressure on the NHS.
Work undertaken by public health budgets include encouraging people to exercise more, give up smoking, drink less, come off drugs and drink and avoid sexually transmitted diseases.
Our colleagues at the LGA Liberal Democrat group have circulated a template press release and data spreadsheet on the latest cuts to public health spending announced by the Government, which ALDC members can download at the foot of this story.
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2016 Public Health Cuts Data (MS Excel)
Note: The Government proposals can be found at: http://qna.files.parliament.uk/qna-attachments/448836%5Coriginal%5CPublic%20Health%20Allocations%20in%20England%20for%202016%20and%202017.pdf. This follows on from cuts made by the incoming Conservative Government last summer.