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REPORT SUGGESTS LOCAL AUTHORITIES' ROLE IN IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH

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Local authorities should play a major part in improving public health, ...
Local authorities should play a major part in improving public health,

according to a report commissioned by the Treasury, out today.

The review is the second by Derek Wanless into the NHS, looking this time at

how the pressure on hospitals can be eased by improving general public

health, BBC Radio Four's Today programme reported this morning.

Schools, the police and transport authorities need to work together to

tackle problems like poor diet and lack of exercise, the report will say.

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