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Local government is given help to prioritise public health schemes

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7469 (Published 12 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7469
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Public health should be put at the top of local government agendas in England, as it provides good value for money, says the health think tank the King’s Fund.

The charity has produced a set of resources to help councils prioritise public health interventions (www.kingsfund.org.uk/iph). Since April local authorities have been given renewed responsibility for public health, but the King’s Fund said that as yet there have been few resources to help them identify what works.

The resources, together with a report, Improving the Public’s Health: A Resource for …

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