Public Health Responsibility Deal

Policy Position

The FDF is pleased to be a founding signatory of the Public Health Responsibility Deal. Our sector clearly has a key role to play across a number of the areas outlined in the Responsibility Deal and we are keen to play a full part in its development.

We support the Responsibility Deal as providing an effective framework within which Government, industry, NGOs and health professionals can debate issues honestly and work together effectively to tackle public health challenges.

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Background

Launched on 15 March 2011, the Public Health Responsibility Deal has been established to tap into the potential for businesses and other organisations to improve public health and tackle health inequalities.

Partners signing up to the Responsibility Deal have committed to take action through a series of pledges covering food, physical activity, health at work and alcohol. These pledges are not intended to replace Government action; the Government will continue to develop national policy, define priorities and communicate public health messages.

The Responsibility Deal represents a step forward in terms of defining a productive relationship between partners that all have an equal and valuable role to play in its development and delivery. By working in genuine partnership, Government, industry, NGOs and health professionals will support and enable the public to make informed, balanced, healthy choices.

Further information is available on the Department of Health (DH) Public Health Responsibility Deal website.

A certificate of partnership, signed by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and a statement about participating in the Responsibility Deal have been developed. Please email responsibilitydeal@dh.gsi.gov.uk if you would like to receive a certificate of partnership and the statement for inclusion in your organisation’s letterhead.

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Last reviewed: 17 Dec 2016