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Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 181080, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what pilots are currently underway in connection with the Government's plans to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers with digital cards.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The NHS Business Services Authority is leading the work to digitise the Healthy Start scheme, on behalf of Department, to make it easier for families to apply for, receive and use Healthy Start benefits.

The NHS Business Services Authority is running a private pilot in Tower Hamlets. This group will be the first to transition to digital pre-paid cards.

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