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Responsibility for public health should remain at health department

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7282.320/d (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:320
  1. Kiran Somani
  1. BMJ

    Public health should remain the responsibility of the Department of Health, said the secretary of state for health for England, Alan Milburn, said last week.

    Mr Milburn was addressing the parliamentary health committee, which is undertaking an inquiry into public health. The minister for public health, Yvette Cooper, was also present.

    Mr Milburn …

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