Category Archives: Proposition 2: Local government is a public health org

Phil Swann, programme director of Shared Intelligence, facilitates a conversation about whether local government should return to its core responsibility of public health.

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“Healthy Communities – Perspectives of Public Health”

Blog by Caroline Tapster, Chief Executive at Hertfordshire County Council It is very rare that Government reforms are universally welcomed by the local government sector, so when they are I think we know that they are onto something worthwhile. The … Continue reading

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Brave Boards

Blog post by Phil Swan, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence Lord Crisp’s call for more hospitals to close is a useful and important contribution to the debate. As the former NHS Chief Executive he knows only too well that there is … Continue reading

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The public health transition: a big bang or damp squib?

Blog Post by Phil Swann, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence and Proposition Facilitator The public health challenges facing the country were cogently set out in the Marmot Review. Locally some communities face particularly pressing problems and many local authority areas encompass … Continue reading

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Proposition 2: Local government is a public health organisation

Proposition facilitator: Phil Swann, Programme Director, Shared Intelligence The origins of our public health system lie in the response of local government to the cholera outbreak of the 1840s. Civic leaders, including business, the church, and typically the local press, … Continue reading

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