The Public Health System in England

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"Health systems everywhere are experiencing rapid change in response to new threats to health, including from lifestyle diseases, risks of pandemic flu, and the global effects of climate change. At the same time, health inequalities continue to widen despite efforts to halt and reverse them. Such developments have profound implications for the future direction of public health policy and practice. The Public Health System in England offers a wide-ranging, provocative and accessible assessment of challenges confronting a public health system, exploring how its parameters have shifted over time and what the origins of long-standing dilemmas in public health practice are. The book will therefore appeal to public health professionals and students of health policy and may also encourage them to become fully engaged in political and social advocacy alongside the traditional skills of reasoned analysis and sound evidence."--Publisher's description.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Public health and a public health system
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19972009
63
5 Current issues in the public health system in England
103
6 Looking to the future
149
NHS reorganisation 19752009
161
References
167
Index
187
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David J. Hunter, School of Health, Durham University, Linda Marks, School of Health, Durham University and Katherine Smith, School of Health, Durham University

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