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The health of the nation - a policy assessed: executive summary

  • Document type:
  • Author:
    Universities of Leeds and Glamorgan and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Published date:
    1 October 1998
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  • Publication format:
    Electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    Not required
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  • Copyright holder:
    Crown copyright

From 1992 to 1997, the Health of the Nation (HOTN) strategy was the central plank of health policy in England and formed the context for the planning of services provided by the NHS. Its importance lay in the fact that it represented the first explicit attempt by government to provide a strategic approach to improving the overall health of the population. This review of the HOTN, commissioned by the Department of Health, is designed to identify its achievements, failures, limitations and those elements that appeared to be working well and those where there was demonstrable room for improvement.

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