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Letters Government changes and public health

Authors’ reply to Wight

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 11 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2590
  1. Delan Devakumar, clinical lecturer in public health1,
  2. Kate L Mandeville, specialty registrar in public health2,
  3. Jennifer Hall, specialty registrar in public health1,
  4. Shailen Sutaria, specialty registrar in public health3,
  5. Ingrid Wolfe, clinical senior lecturer public health4
  1. 1University College London, London WC1E 6JB, UK
  2. 2London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  3. 3Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  4. 4King’s College London, London, UK
  1. d.devakumar{at}

We welcome the important points made by Wight and other authors in response to our editorial.1 2 Reductions in public health budgets, disempowerment of directors of public health, and reported suspension of mandated services all underline the …

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