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NICE needs holistic approach

5th December 2008

A leading public health expert says that guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will need to move beyond a topic-based approach if it is to have an impact on public health inequalities.

Professor David Hunter, chairman of the UK Public Health Association, told the NICE 2008 conference in Manchester that the multiple overlapping causes of public health problems, such as obesity, alcohol abuse and mental health, meant that a holistic approach to public health interventions is needed.


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