RCOphth drafts response to £200m cuts to Public Health LA health spending consultation
24 August 2015
As part of wider Government action on deficit reduction, the 2015/16 public health grant to local authorities will be reduced by £200 million. This will impact on all aspects of preventative health care including vision screening in children. The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges asks the DH to reverse this funding cuts decision as the effects on preventative health measures will have long term effects. RCOphth has provided a draft response to the consultation.