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Challenging health inequalitiesFrom Acheson to choosing health$
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Elizabeth Dowler and Nick J. Spencer

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348999

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.001.0001

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(p.1) One Introduction
Challenging health inequalities

Spencer Nick

Dowler Elizabeth

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of the policy agenda recommended by the Acheson Inquiry on the New Labour policy on reducing health inequalities. It discusses the significance of the Inquiry and its recommendations on how to reduce inequalities in health care in Great Britain. It describes the strategies adopted by the government that set out specifically to reduce health inequalities and examines the policies and programmes introduced during the New Labour's first ten years in office.

Keywords:   Acheson Inquiry, New Labour, health care, inequalities, Great Britain, health policies

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