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Goals of UK white paper could be achieved without helping worst off

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 31 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:278
  1. Hilary Bower
  1. London

    The UK government's public health white paper Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation was welcomed for targeting deprivation when it was launched last month. Two weeks later, however, those who will have to make it work are discovering a more difficult reality under the aspirational language, doctors and public health experts told a conference convened by the Inter-Collegiate Forum on Poverty and Health at the Royal College of General Practitioners, London, last week.

    Professor George Alberti, president of the Royal College of Physicians, said that the inequalities agenda was still not adequately ingrained in …

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