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

END OF THE AFFAIR...?

L. Whitfield

Health Service Journal, vol. 110, Aug. 31st 2000, p. 11

Health Action Zones were set up to promote joint working between local authorities and the Health Service, but have been hamstrung by the imposition of a rigid performance management regime which stifled innovation. Political enthusiasm for them has now waned.

FEELING THE PARTNERSHIP PULSE

J. Garnett

Municipal Journal, Sept. 22nd-28th 2000, p. 16

The Health Act 1999 and the Local Government Act 2000 pave the way for pooled budgets between health and local authorities, and place a duty on councils to work with other local bodies to produce community strategies focused on well-being. Focusing on health initiatives, author explores problems in dovetailing the needs of the various partnering services.

LOCKING OUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT

W. Hatchett

Public Finance, Aug. 25th-1st 2000, p. 20-21

Local authorities have been given no role in public health improvement in the new NHS plan, in spite of their history of successful involvement in health promotion.

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