Blog tagged as: Public health and inequalities

13th March 2014 | Comments: 2
Is it time to reassess Public Health England's role? David Buck explains how the organisation could strengthen its position and voice in wider government policy-making and public debate.
25th February 2014 | Comments: 3
The three key system leaders on health inequalities – the Department of Health, NHS England and Public Health England – need to kick-start a national conversation by telling us how they are going to use their power to do their bit.
17th December 2013
NHS England have set out their thinking on how the bulk of NHS money will get to where it needs to be, and on what basis, through allocations to CCGs – David Buck shares his thoughts on this decision.
19th August 2013 | Comments: 3
David Buck reflects on the new terms of reference for resource allocation from NHS England, including a frank admission that it might be forced to cut some budgets to protect against instability in other areas.
16th July 2013
With various announcements on public health policy last week, including the kicking into the long grass of a decision on plain packaging for tobacco, it is hard to tell whether these are signs of a change in tack in policy, the undue influence of lobbyists, or a cock-up, says David Buck.
30th January 2013 | Comments: 1
Now that total public health allocations to local authorities has been decided, it’s time to move beyond the debate on the reforms to what matters: assuring that the resources really do improve the public’s health and reduce health inequalities
28th November 2012 | Comments: 2
Having spent the first half of the Parliament legislating for radical changes to the organisation of the NHS, the government now needs to focus on the mundane but much more important challenge of implementing and executing the service changes on which its record will ultimately depend.
21st November 2012 | Comments: 1
The government has announced that the Public Health Sub-Committee is being done away with. But did it have the potential to challenge the rest of Whitehall on the public health impacts of their policies?
15th November 2012 | Comments: 2
Time to Think Differently is our new programme of work aimed at stimulating debate about the changes needed for the NHS and social care to meet the challenges of the future.
17th September 2012 | Comments: 1
David Buck looks at what the Olympics can teach us about the public's attitude to the government's involvement in public health issues.
23rd August 2012 | Comments: 18
How do unhealthy behaviours cluster together in different population groups, and how does that in turn relate to inequalities in health?
16th August 2012 | Comments: 11
David Buck looks at the long-term legacy the Games could leave around increasing the population’s health outcomes and physical fitness.
2nd July 2012 | Comments: 4
David Buck looks at how public health funding allocations will be decided with the help of the Advisory Council of Resource Allocation (ACRA).
16th February 2012 | Comments: 3
With huge varieties in spending across the country, David Buck considers the role ACRA must play in distributing budgets for public health.
23rd January 2012 | Comments: 2
David Buck asks whether the government should be looking towards Scotland and considering minimum pricing on alcohol.
27th October 2011 | Comments: 1
David Buck questions whether a 'fat tax' would help or hinder the government's attempts to curb obesity in England.
27th July 2011 | Comments: 1
The recent public health Command Paper, Healthy lives, healthy people: Update & way forward, was underwhelming in its recommendations, according to David Buck.
6th July 2011 | Comments: 2
Will the health reforms and the formation of Public Health England help to address health inequalities in England? David Buck investigates in our blog.
26th May 2011 | Comments: 4
With the Department of Health responding to the consultations on 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People' soon the Health Select Committee is looking at public health reforms
21st April 2011 | Comments: 3
Good primary care is critical to public health and tackling inequalities. So how has the QOF incentivisation scheme in primary care impacted on public health?

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