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Developing the public health system

Following the Health and Social Care Act receiving royal assent and passing into law, chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davis has written to the pubic health community.

The reforms in the new Health and Social Care Act give public health a higher profile role, making the changes that are necessary right across communities, including a new statutory duty shared by the NHS, the board and the secretary of state to reduce inequalities in health when they undertake their public health responsibilities in 2013.