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Multidisciplinary public healthUnderstanding the development of the modern workforce$
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Jenny Wright, Fiona Sim, and Katie Ferguson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300335

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300335.001.0001

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Two Developing the specialty of public health, 1972–90

Two Developing the specialty of public health, 1972–90

(p.15) Two Developing the specialty of public health, 1972–90
Multidisciplinary public health

Jenny Wright

Fiona Sim

Katie Ferguson

Policy Press

This chapter charts the early history of the public health workforce based in local government and the impact following the move of public health doctors and public health nurses to the NHS in 1974. It sets out the struggles of public health doctors as they sought recognition as the new medical specialty of community medicine with its own Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians. It also outlines the rise of health promotion and the development of a significant cadre in universities of non-medical public health academics.

Keywords:   Public health in local government, public health in NHS 1974, Faculty of Community Medicine, health promotion, non-medical public health academics

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