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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 6294, tabled on 24 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the transition of responsibilities for obesity policy from Public Health England to the National Institute for Health Promotion; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

2 June 2021

The Department has had discussions with a wide range of stakeholders on our overall public health reform programme. In addition, we have established a Population Health Stakeholder Advisory Group to consider how to strengthen both local and national functions that support improved health and wellbeing outcomes. Further information on this Group is available at the following link:

On 29 March, the Department published ‘Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times’ inviting views on supporting effective implementation of our reform programme. The responses are currently being analysed.