Thursday, 12 July 2007

Public Health Meeting

This week the Conservative Medical Society hosted an excellent meeting on Public Health-Changing Behaviour, the principles, practice and policies.

Prof Martin McKee from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine spoke on the "principles of public health"

Prof Robert West from Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit spoke on the "practice of public health"

Andrew Lansley MP Shadow secretary of State for health spoke about Conservative Party policies on Public Health.

We were left in no doubt that changing public behaviour in regard to healthly lifestyles is important but represents a significant challenge for clinicians and politicians. Nevertheless it is essential if health care costs are going to be contained in the future.

The Conservative Party have just completed a consultation exercise on Public Health the results of which will be published shortly.

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1 comment:

Rachel Joyce said...

Thanks for posting this. Public Health should be at the top of the agenda not just for health, but all government policies - the wellbeing of people being such an important aim of good governments.
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