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

CARE BY THE COMMUNITY

A Coote

Public Finance, Apr. 20th - 26th 2001, p. 22-23

Argues that NHS bodies could play a stronger role in the promotion of public health and well-being by offering employment opportunities to people in deprived areas and by purchasing from local business. If communities are experiencing high levels of ill-health due to lack of work prospects, local NHS organisations should play an active role in any regeneration activities happening around them.

TESTING POSITIVE?

M Gould

Health Service Journal, vol 111, May 17th 2001, p. 11-12

Leicestershire Health Authority has recently had to deal with fears about misleading cervical smear tests, a major TB outbreak, and a cluster of CJD cases. Article discusses how well a primary care-led NHS could have coped with such major public health crises.