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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2001): Public Health - UK

THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA: STRENGTHENING THE DEMOCRATIC VOICE

F. Campbell

Managing Community Care, vol.9, Feb 2001, p.23-31.

Article looks at the impact of the following agencies and initiatives on reducing health inequalities; health action zones; primary care groups/trusts; the Health Development Agency; the Minister for Public Health and Health Authority Directors of Public Health.

A TALE OF TWO COUNTIES

S. Griffiths, J. Wright and D. Grice

Health Service Journal, vol.111, Feb 22nd 2001, p.30-31.

As more primary care groups in England move towards trust status, public health departments in health authorities will have to extend their role to work with them. Reviews of the public health function in Berkshire and Oxfordshire found a wide spectrum of views on what public health was and how different organisations could contribute to its improvement. A common understanding is needed between primary care services, health authorities and local government on how their activities impact on local health status and the expected role of the public health team in delivering this.