Andrew Gwynne – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Gwynne on 2016-02-05.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what criteria his Department uses to determine whether public health issues require a national strategy to tackle them.

Jane Ellison

We take account of a wide range of factors in determining the best approach to different public health issues. This includes consideration of the available evidence on the nature of the need or problem. The Department may take expert advice from Public Health England and other sources on these issues.