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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.

Local authority public health allocations 2015_16 in-year savings RCOphth Response Aug 2015

2015-10-22 Treasury letter 22_10_15 Cuts to public health spending