Health select committee criticises directors of public healthBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7290.816 (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:816
- Rhona MacDonald
Directors of public health were criticised by the Commons health select committee last week for not providing the necessary leadership in public health.
The report, which primarily covers England, set out to establish to what extent the Department of Health's actions are taking “public health out of the ghetto.” The report stated that public health is not a term understood by most of the public and that “it can be variously defined so as to cover trends of disease in a population, the provision …
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