Consultation response: Health Select Committee inquiry on impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care

The RCP's response to the Health Select Committee's invite for submissions on the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on health and social care.

Summary

  • Preventing ill health and improving health are amongst the most effective and cost effective ways to ensure our health service is fit for future generations.
  • Cuts to spending on public health will have serious and lasting implications for both the health of communities across England and the long term sustainability of the NHS.
  • Local public health teams help people to stop smoking, lose weight, reduce their alcohol consumption, and take more exercise. Reducing funding to these services is likely to inhibit the ability of these services to enable people to live healthier lives.

Contact

For more information please contact Methela Haque, public affairs adviser via email on methela.haque@rcplondon.ac.uk