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Hepatitis: Public Health

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 62367, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including hepatitis C in the Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 July 2020

During 2018/19 Public Health England undertook a review of all the indicators within the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). A consultation on the proposed changes to the PHOF ran between 21 January 2019 to 22 February 2019. The response to this consultation informed the final changes to the indicators within the PHOF. The results of the consultation are available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-health-outcomes-framework-proposed-changes-2019-to-2020

The PHOF is due for review every three years and hepatitis C, along with other policy areas, could be considered during the next refresh.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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