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Letters English north-south divide

Local authority budget cuts and health inequalities

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 08 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1487
  1. David Taylor-Robinson, MRC population health scientist1,
  2. Rachael Gosling, specialty registrar in public health2
  1. 1Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2NHS Sefton, Bootle L20 3DL, UK
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Hacking and colleagues highlight the differences in life chances between the north and south of England and suggest that this issue “may not have received the attention it requires from government policy.”1 Even more worrying than …

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