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Transition and public health – letter

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the interim chief medical officer, has written to directors of public health on the government's response to consultation on the white paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, and on the implications of the white paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People.

Directors of public health situated in local authorities will be the strategic leaders for public health within local communities, working with the local NHS, and across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Healthy Lives, Healthy People sets out how the Department of Health will develop a new dedicated public health service, Public Health England, which will integrate public health expertise, providing national support and advice, for local delivery. More …