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Health: Disadvantaged

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 151866, tabled on 9 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to create a cross-departmental strategy on tackling health inequalities.

Answered on

22 February 2021

We are considering the reduction of health inequalities as we further develop work on ensuring the equality of opportunity. This will complement the following existing measures led by the Department to tackle inequalities in people’s access, outcomes and experiences of health services:

- Our national obesity strategy, ‘Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives’ which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tackling-obesity-government-strategy

- NHS health checks

- The tobacco control plan ‘Towards a smoke-free generation, a tobacco control plan for England’ and the ‘Tobacco control plan: delivery plan 2017 to 2022’ are available at the following links:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towards-a-smoke-free-generation-tobacco-control-plan-for-england

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tobacco-control-plan-delivery-plan-2017-to-2022

- The diabetes prevention programme

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