FPH welcomes clarification from ADPH
On 29 January 2007, the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) issued a press release entitled Charge for some NHS procedures – but make most prescriptions free, say public health doctors. [link to ADPH website]
The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) welcomes the clarification letter [link to ADPH website] that was subsequently issued by the ADPH regarding the need for disinvestement in relatively ineffective treatments, especially as it may appear to some that the ADPH were speaking on behalf of the whole public heath community. ADPH is an association which is affiliated to, but independent from FPH.
The FPH remains fully committed to the core values which underpin the NHS in each of the four UK countries. In its role as education and standard setting body for public health specialists it seeks to ensure that all NHS organsiations have access to appropriately trained and qualified professionals who are able to interpret and use the often complex clinical evidence to help create and sustain services that are effective in meeting the health and health care needs of the wider population.
Notes to editors
- For further information contact Chloe Parkin, Head of Policy and Communications, Faculty of Public Health T: 020 7935 3115
- The Faculty is an authoritative public health body which maintains and improves standards in the public health workforce to improve the health of the population.
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