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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2000): Public Health - UK

FUTURE UNCERTAIN AS HEA SHUTS ITS DOOR

Anon

Health Service Journal, vol. 110, Apr. 6th 2000, p. 2

Reports that public health education and campaigning work will be managed by the Dept. of Health Communications Department, with some being contracted out to a new unit at Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority following the demise of the Health Education Authority. The Health Development Agency which partly replaces the HEA will map the evidence base on public health promotion, disseminate evidence and set good practice standards.

NOW FOR SOME GHETTO-BLASTING

D. Hunter

Health Service Journal, vol. 110, Apr. 6th 2000, p. 18-19

Public health improvement has long been marginalised in an NHS which has always given priority to treating the sick. Proposes that responsibility for public health should be removed from the NHS and given to regional government bodies such as regional government offices, regional development agencies or assemblies, which could report to the Dept. of the Environment, Transport and the Regions.

SHOCK OF THE NEW

C. Sadler

Community Practitioner, vol. 73, 2000, p. 506-507

The new Health Development Agency (HDA), which replaces the Health Education Authority (HEA), will abandon the HEA's public health information campaigns and concentrate on providing research based advise on standards of practice for public health programmes.

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