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Letters Getting serious about prevention

Government must get serious about prevention

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 27 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1279
  1. Michael Craig Watson, associate professor of public health1,
  2. Sue Thompson, secretary2
  1. 1University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2HA, UK
  2. 2Institute of Health Promotion and Education, Welwyn AL6 0UD, UK
  1. michael.watson{at}

The Institute of Health Promotion and Education fully agrees with Oliver that now is the time to become “serious about prevention.”1 In recent years we have consistently argued for an increase in public health funding.23 We strongly believe this is needed to …

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