250675 Health Reform in Britain: A Public Health Transformation

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:50 AM

Gabriel Scally, MD , NHS Southwest, Somerset, United Kingdom
The origins of public health in England are in local government in the 1800s. After having been part of the National Health Service for almost 40 years public health functions are being returned to local councils. The simultaneous creation of a national body, Public Health England, will complete the development of an entire new structure. The objectives, process and challenges involved in this change process will be presented.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Describe the new system for public health in England.

Keywords: Health Reform, Public Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Regional Director of Public Health for one of the English regions.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.