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Cuts to public health: why spending less will cost the NHS more

Blog post 12/07/2017Dr Charlotte Paddison

With public health and prevention in the news, Charlotte Paddison talks about the implications of getting it wrong and the importance of getting it right – for people’s health and for NHS finances.

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NHS vulnerable to serious lapses in care even as care quality improves in some areas, report warns

Press release 08/12/2016

Ongoing pressures risk making the health service more vulnerable to serious lapses in care.

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Is reducing childhood obesity still a slim prospect?

Blog post 09/09/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

The Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy, published last month, was widely criticised for not going far enough to address what is considered by many to be a major public health crisis. Nora Cooke O'Dowd examines the measures outlined in the proposal, and offers her verdict.

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Public health post-2013 - what the MPs say

Blog post 09/09/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

Key findings from the Commons Health Committee's report on public health.

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Partnership working across communities is key to achieving more with less

Blog post 23/06/2016Dr Alisha Davies

What we learned at the QualityWatch seminar on public health and prevention.

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What are the implications of the HSCIC changes for the NHS and public health?

Blog post 14/06/2016Dr Tazeem Bhatia

A public health registrar debates the consequences of reform to a key data collection agency.

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We could be in danger of losing the evidence base for public health policy

Blog post 19/05/2016Nora Cooke O'Dowd

QualityWatch’s research analyst, a former local authority statistician and epidemiologist, writes about how changes to the management of population health data are affecting the new front line of public health.

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Focus on: Public health and prevention

Report 28/04/2016Dr Alisha Davies | Eilís Keeble | Dr Tazeem Bhatia | Dr Elizabeth Fisher

This QualityWatch report provides an overview of public health outcomes in recent years.

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