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Public health re-energised: what the new White Paper will mean.
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PMID:  21485895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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The Coalition Government has set out its intended strategy for public health in England in the White Paper "Healthy Lives, Healthy People" (November 2010). This aims to tackle high levels of "lifestyle" health problems such as obesity, alcohol misuse and smoking, and to reduce health inequalities. Policies will be evidence-based and the emphasis will be on outcomes rather than targets. The focus will be local and will include wider dimensions of public health such as tobacco control and transport. Mental health will have greater prominence. Local government will play a major part, with Directors of Public Health and public health budgets transferring from Primary Care Trusts to Local Authorities. Public health funding will be ring-fenced. A dedicated public health service, Public Health England, will be established in the Department of Health, to provide disease control and support local innovation. There will be greater investment in the early years of life, and an increase in health visitor numbers and Family Nurse Partnerships. The public health role of school nurses is likely to increase under a forthcoming review of school nursing.
Authors:
Antonia Wood
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of family health care     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1474-9114     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Health Care     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101142028     Medline TA:  J Fam Health Care     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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