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Partnership working in public health$
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David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447301325

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.001.0001

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The changing policy context: new dawn or poisoned chalice?

The changing policy context: new dawn or poisoned chalice?

(p.135) Six The changing policy context: new dawn or poisoned chalice?
Partnership working in public health

David J. Hunter

Neil Perkins

Policy Press

Chapter 6 describes the changing context for partnership working in public health following the UK coalition government’s plans for returning lead responsibility for public health in England to local government while also creating a new agency, Public Health England, to provide support and national system leadership. The changes, contained in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and introduced in April 2013, reinforce the importance of partnership working while introducing new partnership forms that are yet to be tested and evaluated. The new health policy landscape is described and an interim assessment of progress provided.

Keywords:   Public health system, Local government, New public health partnerships, Health and Wellbeing Boards

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