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BMA annual meeting: Public health is threatened by “wholesale reductions” in staff and “dumbing down”

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3414 (Published 23 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3414
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

Public health medicine is under threat from the “wholesale reductions” in medically qualified jobs in local authorities and at Public Health England, the BMA has warned.

Amid claims that some local authorities were actively “dumbing down” by seeking to employ public health staff on lower pay grades, representatives at the BMA’s annual representative meeting in Liverpool this week backed a motion calling for the association to negotiate with Public …

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