The All Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health has submitted their latest inquiry report to the National Curriculum review consolation. The report examines polices made in the public health white paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People. One of the recommendations that has emerged from this inquiry is that should be a statutory requirement to have comprehensive health education in schools. It has been put forward by this inquiry, that the proposed health reforms should target the education service as well as health care.
It is important to educate future generations of how to lead a healthy lifestyle and to how to make good use of health services. Julie Elliott MP, APPG co-chair continued, “during the course of the inquiry we heard details of excellent school resources which, if mainstreamed could have an enormously beneficial influence on children that will impact on their future health and their behaviour as patients and future parents.”