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Growing up in Britain: Ensuring a Healthy Future for Our Children

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:809
  1. Sarah Thurlbeck, consultant paediatrician
  1. St George's Hospital, London

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    BMJ Books, £19.95, pp 221

    ISBN 0 7279 1433 2

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    “The Chancellor has a much greater impact on health than the Secretary of State for Health, a thought that may well not cross the minds of either.” This quote from Quick and Wilkinson dates from 1991, when a Conservative government was in power—one that produced the document The Health of the Nation with its emphasis on individual health behaviours. The present government exhibits more “joined up thinking” (its own jargon) and …

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