Working together to improve health and social care for all
The Government has released a White Paper setting out legislative approaches for a Health and Care Bill - Working together to improve health and social care for all.
The paper details many proposals, including encouraging collaboration between the NHS, public health and social care systems, and measures to address obesity such as introducing further restrictions on the advertising of high fat, salt and sugar foods and new powers for Ministers to alter certain food labelling requirements.
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Mhairi Brown, Policy and Public Affairs Manager for Action on Salt and Action on Sugar, said:“While we welcome the publication of this long-awaited White Paper, we are deeply concerned that the reformulation programmes to reduce salt, sugar and excess calorie levels in everyday food and drinks have not been mentioned. Reformulation is an evidence-based strategy to improve health and should be front and centre of any Government health policy”.