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Friends or Enemies? What have Councillors, GPs and Directors of Public Health got in common?

As public health moves over to local government and Health and WellBeing boards are established some of the key players need to understand each better. Here is a quick list that highlights some similarities and differences. With thanks to some (anonymous) colleagues of a well known national organisation.

By the way – I have not put GPs down as being responsible for making strategic decisions – this is because I am still not convinced that ALL GPs will be personally making strategic decisions that affect whole populations – this is something that Councillors and DsPH are of course already responsible for.

What are your suggestions for similarities and differences – let me know and I’ll add them to the table.

You can download a copy of the table here – Table – Cllr; GP; DPH


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