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Public health service needs to be independent

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1473
  1. John R Ashton, regional director of public health (
  1. NHS Executive North West, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7QN

    EDITOR—With the publication of the Phillips report on bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), 1 2 the state of the public health system is revealed. For almost 30 years the independent voice of public health in England has been …

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