UK government proposes health action zonesBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.7 (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:7
- Linda Beecham
The UK government plans to concentrate special efforts on several health action zones where it believes people's health can be improved by better integrated arrangements.
The health secretary, Frank Dobson, told the NHS Confederation last week that the proposal would be spelt out in a white paper in the autumn. He envisages that within the zones everyone responsible for delivering NHS care-including health authorities, trusts, GPs, nurses, health visitors, and pharmacists-would be brought together “to develop a health strategy in partnership with local authorities, community groups, the voluntary sector, and local …