In November and December 2010, the Department of Health launched three separate public consultations in relation to its White Paper ‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People’. The White Paper proposes a new approach for addressing public health issues in England – primarily through a shift in responsibility from central government to local authorities. The three consultation documents were titled:
• Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England
• Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Transparency in outcomes, proposals for a public health outcomes framework
• Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Consultation on the funding and commissioning routes for public health
The consultation period closed on 31 March 2011. The British Nutrition Foundation submitted responses to two of the three above consultation documents, specifically those relating to the strategy and the outcomes framework – see below
Last reviewed May 2011. Next review due June 2014.