Hancock under pressure on anti-obesity plans following PHE closure

By Ann McGauran | 24 August 2020

Health secretary Matt Hancock is under growing pressure today to say who will take responsibility for the national fight against obesity following his decision to close down Public Health England (PHE).

Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has written to Mr Hancock following anger from officials and campaigners, who have highlighted that it is less than a month since Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a national anti-obesity strategy.

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