The English public health reforms: Success or failure?
|Dates:||28 April 2020|
|Times:||13:30 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
Join us at the IHPO webinar series on 28 April via Zoom. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ihpo-webinar-david-buck-english-public-health-reforms-success-or-failure-tickets-102156444676
The King's Fund
Senior fellow in Public Health and inequalities
on topic “"The English public health reforms: Success or failure?"
Seminar is free to attend and registration is encouraged.
David discusses a recent report "The English local government public health reforms: an independent assessment". This report assesses the success of the 2013 reforms to public health in England, which were part of the Coalition government’s wider health reform programme. These reforms, which saw the responsibility for many aspects of public health move from the NHS to local government, involved transition of staff and services and required the formation of new relationships to ensure public health was embedded across local government services.
The report looks at the effects of the reforms in both the short and longer term and looks at the impact of the changes, which have brought opportunities for innovation and integration, as well as challenges, at a time when funding for public health has been cut. The author then takes a look into the future and the implications for public health in the context of the NHS long term plan, the government’s prevention consultation and the wider shift to population health systems.
Before joining the Fund, David worked at the Department of Health as deputy director for health inequalities. He managed the Labour government's PSA target on health inequalities and the independent Marmot Review of inequalities in health. While in the Department he worked on many policy areas – including on diabetes, long-term conditions, dental health, waiting times, the pharmaceutical industry, childhood obesity and choice and competition – as an economic and strategy adviser. He has also worked at Guy's Hospital, King’s College London and the Centre for Health Economics in York where his focus was on the economics of public health and behaviours and incentives.
Role: Senior Fellow
Organisation: The King's FUnd
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