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Raiding the public health budget

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 27 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2274

Re: Raiding the public health budget

I suppose that if Duncan Selbie is relaxed about what's going on, then there's nothing for the rest of us to worry about. The definition of 'public health' has always been flexibly applied, of course, and I wonder how long it will take someone to realise that staff engaged in the prevention of paediatric trauma in roads outside schools (like me) could be paid from public health ring fenced funds.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 March 2014
John G Gooderham
locum lollipop lady
Billingshurst, RH14 9TJ