Life assuranceBMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3722 (Published 12 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3722
- Mary E Black, global health doctor, London
Fragmentation in the English health system means that it is often now not clear who is in charge. We have multiple new partners (see http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/system), and the old codes of organisational behaviour seem dated but the new ones untested. On 1 April 2013 I emerged from the familiar enfolding recesses of the NHS into the welcoming arms of local government. For public health there are senses of both liberation and loss.⇑
As director of public health I am exhorted to inspire, lead, and generally be rather amazing and make sure that lots of important things for the health of the public get done. …
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