- Available in: Print and PDF
- Published: January 1, 2004
Edited by Kevin Skinner
Published 2004 (ISBN: 1 902488 71 7) Price £9.95
After 30 years of change, policy makers increasingly recognise that public health can be affected, for good or bad, by organisations not directly involved in the health sector, and that it is necessary to draw on and combine the strengths of the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector to promote public health. Although devolution of control is now recognised as a key principle of reform, there remain a number of important issues which, unless resolved, are likely to compromise the efficacy of local government as a key lever in the delivery of quality healthcare. This pamphlet comprises essays by key experts in the fields of local government and public healthcare provision. Their contributions engage with the debate on how to link up the health sector itself with the many organizations whose activities impact upon the delivery of public health.