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UK needs “radical rethink” on public health, say medical scientists

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5234 (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5234
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The United Kingdom must have “a radical rethink” in how it approaches public health if it is to reduce inequalities and meet the health challenges facing society over the next 25 years, concludes a new report by the Academy of Medical Sciences.1

In its report the academy said that the challenges associated with an ageing and growing population, a rising prevalence of obesity, and environmental and economic change could not be tackled in isolation and required coordinated action across healthcare, academia, government, and society. It called for better alignment between public …

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