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Enfield to get more money for public health from Government
An increase in public health funding has been secured for Enfield following talks between two MPs and government ministers.
Enfield North MP Nick de Bois and Enfield Southgate MP David Burrowes met with the health ministers to secure a ten per cent increase in public health funding for the borough.
The increase in money will mean extra £1.2million for Enfield, taking the total amount the borough will have for 2013/2014 to £12.9 million.
Mr de Bois said: “Every local council in England is receiving a real terms increase in its public health budget, which shows how serious the Government is about wanting to help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives, and to improve the health of the most vulnerable fastest.”
The money will be spent on a number of different things including heath education programs in schools and the community, vaccination programmes and tackling obesity and diabetes.
Mr Burrowes added: “The Government has listened to our concerns about the increasing public health needs of Enfield and delivered an increased budget.
“The money Enfield has received will allow Enfield Council to tackle the poor public health outcomes in the Borough.
“The increase funds can transform the lives of local people through commissioning a wide range of innovative services.”
Enfield’s increase in health funding is one of the highest in the country.