Perverse consequences of public health cutbacks
David Buck rails against the £200m raid on public health budgets for its poor timing, naivety, and for forcing councils to adopt short-term plans for preventative services.
Priorities must come first
Councils are in urgent need of practical guidance to shape their public health activities, writes David Buck, who signposts where health and wellbeing boards can find examples of what works
Inside View: Sex and drugs but no rock 'n' roll
It now seems hard to believe, but before the health reforms, we had no idea how much was spent on public health as PCTs were simply left to spend what they wished from their overall NHS budgets.
Sex and drugs, (not) rock and roll
David Buck from the King's Fund think-tank uses DCLG data to examine what local authorities are spending public health funding on.