Letters Reorganisation of public health

Government seems to have listened but not heard in reorganising public health

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5053 (Published 16 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5053
  1. Nigel Calvert, associate director of public health (health protection)1
  1. 1Cumbria Primary Care Trust, Lonsdale Unit, Penrith Hospital, Penrith CA11 8HX, UK
  1. nigel.calvert{at}mac.com

The government’s proposals for public health in England seem to have been put together on the back of a cigarette packet.1 The “listening exercise” was an opportunity for the flawed Healthy Lives, Healthy People to be improved,2 but advice offered by professionals has been largely ignored.3

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