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Action on Salt

Who is responsible for salt reduction in the UK?

Office for Health Promotion 2021

In March 2021, the Government announced that the new Office for Health Promotion will replace Public Health England. The Office for Health Promotion (OHP) will sit within the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and will work to improve the nation’s health by tackling obesity, improving mental health and promoting physical health.
The Office’s remit will be to systematically tackle the top preventable risk factors causing death and ill health in the UK, by designing, implementing and tracking delivery policy across government. It will bring together a range of skills to lead a new era of public health policies, leveraging modern digital tools, data and actuarial science and delivery experts.


National Institute for Health Protection

The Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock MP announced in August 2020 that PHE will be replaced by the National Institute for Health Protection. It is not yet clear what will happen to Public Health, but a consultation later this year has been promised. Until then, PHE remain responsible for the reformulation programmes.

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