News From Creating Excellence: Briefing on the public health white paper and planning by Chair of Creating Excellence
Stephen Hewitt, Chair of Creating Excellence, Specialist Professional Planner (Healthy Living/Health Improvement) Healthy Urban Team, Bristol City Council, comments on the public health white paper and planning document: "Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England"
As part of its reorganisation of the NHS, the government published the public health white paper "Healthy Lives, Healthy People", with a number of supporting documents, in November 2010.
Stephen welcomes the coming together of public health and planning, but suggests that it raises a number of questions about how this will happen, which the white paper doesn't answer.
The current consultation over the public health white paper (ends 8 March 2011) and the national planning policy framework (ends 28 February) provides an opportunity to raise these and other issues.
Read Stephen's briefing on the paper "Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England" at this link.