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Public health staff need to prepare for the “unexpected,” conference is told

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:570
  1. Claire Laurent
  1. Warwick

    Doctors and other professionals working in the field of public health need to prepare “for the unimaginable and unexpected” and work with greater flexibility if they are going to provide a service that is fit for the future, delegates at the UK Health Protection Agency's annual conference in Warwick this week were told.

    Stephen Palmer, director of local and regional services at the agency, said that in the future work to protect public health would need to be undertaken within a paradigm of sustainable communities. This would require “integration across separate domains, so that we specialise not just in …

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