Preventative Agenda

 

About the Inquiry

Remit

To seek evidence on and analyse preventative spend through a series of short inquiries on specific health-related topics.

Background

SPICe briefing, Preventative Spend and the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Research (RAISE) Paper, Preventative Expenditure highlight that there are definitional issues around the use of the terms preventative spend and preventative expenditure. It is therefore necessary for the Committee to be clear about the intended reach and possible outcomes desired from this work.

Previous consideration of preventative spend/ preventative agenda can be found in the following documents:

Initial Approach

The Committee will hold an initial evidence session where the main features and pitfalls of using preventative spend as a means of scrutinising expenditure on health can be outlined.

A general call for evidence will be issued to help inform the initial understanding and ensure clarity around about what the committee is seeking to achieve with this inquiry.




Timetable

The Committee held formal oral evidence sessions on 21 March and 9 May.  Further evidence sessions will be held later in the year.

Evidence

On Friday 3 February the Committee issued a general Call for Views from any interested organisations or individuals. The call for views closed on 28 February.

Read the Written Submissions

This inquiry is being taken forward through a number of one-off evidence sessions which aim to focus on particular areas of public health activity to ascertain how far that activity is addressing the preventative agenda.

Type 2 diabetes

Substance Misuse

Sexual Health, Blood Borne Viruses and HIV

Detect Cancer Early