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Public Health and Primary Care: Partners in Population Health

Alison Hill, Siân Griffiths, and Stephen Gillam


Primary care teams have had a long established role in public health, providing preventive services to populations, through the registered population in general practice. This model of a registered practice population has withstood multiple reconfigurations and reorganizations within the NHS and is the envy of many countries trying to create a public health system with primary care at its heart. There are clear differences in approach, with the inevitable conflicts between the rights of the individual set against the responsibility to ensure services are delivered fairly and equitably to whole ... More

Keywords: primary care, preventative services, general practice, NHS, reorganizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198508533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Hill, author
Director, NHS Supporting Public Health, Oxford, UK

Siân Griffiths, author
Professor and Director of School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Stephen Gillam, author
General Practitioner, Luton; Director, Public Health Teaching, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge; Visiting Professor, University of Bedfordshire, UK

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