Committee hears evidence on Public Health

17 May 2011

The Committee will hold its first oral evidence session as part of a new inquiry into Public Health on Tuesday 17 May.

Public health is a vital, but too often neglected, aspect of the National Health Service. The current constraints on public finances make it more important than ever to limit and reduce the overall demand for NHS services by preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health. At the same time, the aim of reducing health inequalities becomes ever more pressing as the burden of ill health falls in an increasingly disproportionate way on the poorest, as well as on other disadvantaged social groups.

This new inquiry will review major changes being proposed by Government to the organisation of public health services, as part of its wider plans for reform of the NHS. 


Tuesday 17 May, Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster 

At 10.30 am

  • Professor David Hunter, Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Health, Durham University
  • Professor Lindsey Davies, Chair and President, Faculty of Public Health
  • Angela Mawle, Chief Executive, UK Public Health Association
  • Dr Fiona Sim, Vice Chair, Royal Society for Public Health

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