The secret weapon in UK public health research

I attended a good breakfast meeting today about public health research. It was convened by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Medical Research. The speakers included Professor David Heymann (Chair of the Health Protection Agency), Professor Robert West (Director of Tobacco Studies at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre), Professor Anne Johnson (Professor of … Continue reading The secret weapon in UK public health research

The Public health white paper – a new school of thought

'Healthy Lives, Healthy People,' the White Paper on public health has been published and is available on the Department of Health website. The news release sets out the Secretary of State's 'ladder of intervention' - from the rather refreshingly titled  'do nothing' up to 'eliminate choice altogether' - which sound like the different states of readiness one … Continue reading The Public health white paper – a new school of thought