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​Council's drastic public health cuts will leave GPs 'unable to cope'


The three changes suggested are reducing the most obvious examples of financially sound prevention services. Intervening with drug and alcohol saves money for health services across the board. Intervening with easily accessable sexual health services reduces more serious infections, abortions and unwanted pregnancies. And most parts of the country feel that falls prevention services save huge multiples of the cost of implementing the service; before even considering the human and health benefits. It is like the council are proactively looking for areas like this, in the hope/ expectation that funding will be picked up by the other agencies that will bear the brunt of the costs of poor preventative care. This bickering is the number one reason why public health should have been kept out of local government hands, and within the NHS' remit. I think most health professions said as much at the time, but were ignored by central government.

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07 Feb 2019

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