Further to the publication of the public health white paper, Healthy lives, healthy people White Paper: Our strategy for public health in England in November 2010, PHAST recently compiled three documents response to the consultation.
We welcome the opportunity to comment on the proposals for public health in England, but it is also necessary to consider them in the light of the overall NHS changes proposed. There are massive opportunities to improve the health of the population by many of the mechanisms proposed. The challenge will be in the delivery of the changes to ensure that benefits are achieved and disadvantages are mitigated.
PHAST is, we believe, the only public health focussed Social Enterprise already established. We have been successful, over the few years of our existence, in delivering public health services to a range of clients and populations. We are disappointed that there is little focus on alternative models of PH delivery within the white paper and have made our response with the PHAST model in mind.
To see our consultation responses in full please click below: