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Health secretary sets out future of public health

In his first speech on Public Health, health secretary Andrew Lansley set out his vision for a new public health service that will release all of society to work together to get healthy and live longer.

Speaking at the UK Faculty of Public Health’s annual conference, Mr Lansley explained the philosophy behind the new approach and outlined what the framework required to deliver more effective public health might look like.

The plans to create a healthy nation are centred on a whole new approach which focuses on behaviour change; and which goes beyond constraining the supply of illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and begins to understand and influence the drivers of demand. More …