Poverty to have priority in NHSBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7097.1781a (Published 21 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1781
- John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
How to break the link between poverty and ill health is shaping up as the major health initiative of Britain's new government.
The prime minister, Tony Blair, has confirmed that the findings of the 1980 Black report on health inequalities is to be updated by Sir Donald Acheson, a former chief medical officer. Casting aside reservations that prevailed during the 18 years of Conservative rule, Mr Blair …