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Letters Raiding the public health budget

Some local authorities are funding public health programmes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 14 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2719
  1. Maggie Rae, corporate director1
  1. 1Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN, UK
  1. maggie.rae{at}

I commend The BMJ for highlighting concerns that, in some areas of the country, funds earmarked to improve public health are not being used by local authorities for this purpose.1 However, I think that the article lacks balance and should have included examples of areas where public …

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