MPs plan inquiry into public health

MPs have launched an inquiry into public health focusing on changes proposed in the Health Bill.

The House of Commons health select committee inquiry will assess the position of public health in the NHS reforms and hear evidence on the key changes proposed.

These include the creation of Public Health England, which will orchestrate public health activities, and the associated abolition of the Health Protection Agency and other bodies.

It will examine the role of local authorities, which are set to take control of local public health through Health and Wellbeing Boards. Commenting on the NHS reforms, the committee said the plans must be 'effectively scrutinised'. Interested parties can submit written evidence to the inquiry before noon on 13 June.

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