Since 2013, national responsibilities for health security and health improvement have sat together within a single body, Public Health England (PHE).
These proposals place health security and health improvement into two distinct areas:
These system reforms aim to transform national health protection and capabilities, place prevention at the heart of government, and more deeply embed prevention and health improvement expertise, capacity and accountability across local and national government and the NHS.
The government will set out more detail on the system reforms and its plans for improving the public’s health later in 2021. Individuals and organisations are asked to help in designing the system by filling out this survey by 26 April 2021.