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Introduction

Spencer Nick and Dowler Elizabeth

in Challenging health inequalities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9781861348999
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861348999.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the influence of the policy agenda recommended by the Acheson Inquiry on the New Labour policy on reducing health inequalities. It discusses the significance of the Inquiry and its recommendations on how to reduce inequalities in health care in Great Britain. It describes the strategies adopted by the government that set out specifically to reduce health inequalities and examines the policies and programmes introduced during the New Labour's first ten years in office.

Keywords: Acheson Inquiry; New Labour; health care; inequalities; Great Britain; health policies

Chapter.  5980 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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