Public health advocacy will remain

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.191 (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:191
  1. Sian Griffiths,
  2. Jonathan McWilliam,
  3. Dick Mayon White,
  4. Aidan Macfarlane
  1. Director of public health and health policy Consultant in public health medicine Consultant public health physician Consultant public health physician Department of Public Health and Health Policy, Oxfordshire Health Authority, Oxford OX3 9DZ

    EDITOR,—Sally Sheard is right to draw attention to the widely held fears that regional directors of public health will be less able to speak as advocates of the population once they have become civil servants employed by the regional offices of the NHS Executive.1 To say, however, that “the last vestiges of public health advocacy in Britain will be abolished when …

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