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The Association of Directors of Public Health have heavily criticised the government for not raising the public health grant – funding to local authorities to improve community health.

They point out that local public health teams have a key role to play in managing the Covid-19 pandemic, and preparing for future ones – and tackle socio-economic causes of health problems.

“It is completely incomprehensible that the Government is not increasing the public health grant” ADPH president, @JeanelleUK responds to the announcement of today’s Spending Review. https://t.co/6R8nMHIgcL pic.twitter.com/23mTPvhznb

It appears there will be no rise in the public health grant for 2021/22. #SpendingReview2020 documents > https://t.co/0FH5SmvVGg pic.twitter.com/VCMR3UIm1y

Sunak’s settlement going down awfully on Covid frontline: directors of public health via @Jeanelleuk
attack lack of £ increase as “completely incomprehensible” while care homes via @vicrayner says the offer is “a catastrophe for social care”.

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