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Infectious Diseases: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 71430, tabled on 8 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to health visiting services to help prevent respiratory infections in young children.

Answered on

19 November 2021

Preventing respiratory infections, including bronchiolitis and other potentially serious diseases, is an established high impact area for health visiting. The Spending Review has confirmed that Public Health Grant funding will be maintained in real terms, enabling local authorities to continue commissioning these services.