HC 1048-III Health CommitteeWritten evidence from Dr Anne Brunton (PH 54)

Area of Expertise: Partnership working between the police and the NHS to lower crime in their communities (eg improving health and safety and well being in communities).

stop mucking around;

let local initiatives and partnerships “bed-in”;

invest in Alcohol misuse initiatives;

disproportionality in health outcomes will only be solved through cross cutting measures in government - interdepartmental work. Not by mucking about at ground level;

acknowledge the good work that has been done and ask local actors what would make their jobs easier; and

most of all – STOP mucking about and renaming things just to make it look like you’re doing stuff.

June 2011

Prepared 28th November 2011