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Monday, April 29, 2013

Public Health England publishes 2013/14 priorities - much space for alcohol?

Public Health England (PHE), the new "national body set up to lead on the promotion of health and wellbeing, has published its 2013/14 priorities.

PHE now includes national remit for drug and alcohol policy having now integrated the former National Treatment Agency and alcohol policy team. However local Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) and Directors of Public Health (DPH) are able to set the local prioritisation of public health budgets.

PHE's priorities for 2013/14 do not explicitly focus on alcohol misuse, but do state "the most significant factors that lead to poor health: smoking; high blood pressure; obesity; poor diet; lack of exercise; and excessive alcohol consumption.   > > > >  Read More