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The demise of the public health system in England

Greaves, Felix ; Noble, Douglas

BMJ: British Medical Journal, 26 November 2011, Vol.343(7833), pp.1097-1097 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The demise of the public health system in England
  • Author/Creator: Greaves, Felix ; Noble, Douglas
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Health sciences -- Health and wellness -- Public health ; Education -- Formal education -- Educational institutions
  • Is Part Of: BMJ: British Medical Journal, 26 November 2011, Vol.343(7833), pp.1097-1097
  • Description: The health select committee has serious reservations about the changes to the public health system in the health reforms. 1 We suggest that the government reforms threaten the public health system at every level. Data on advisory appointments committees (for every consultant post) held by the UK Faculty of Public Health show that appointment processes fell from around 131 and 106 in January to July of 2008 and 2009 respectively to around 72 and 35 in the equivalent period in 2010 and 2011 (J Hawker, Faculty of Public Health, personal communication, September 2011) In the financial year 2010-1 only a third of public health registrars at end of training secured substantive full time consultant posts (D Seddon, B Mason, National Public Health Training Programme Directors Group, personal communication, September 2011) The number of full time equivalent medically qualified public health lecturers in UK medical schools fell from 57 to 13 between 2000 and 2010.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 09598138 ; E-ISSN: 17561833