Royal College of Nursing responds to BMA report on public health spending
Responding to the BMA report on public health spending Patricia Marquis, Director for England at the Royal College of Nursing said:
“All nurses, not just those who work in public health, know it is a false economy to cut funding programmes that prevent ill-health, such as smoking cessation and sexual health clinics.
"This new analysis by the BMA highlights the risks of cutting cash for public health – but such cuts are inevitable when local government funding in England has been squeezed so much.
"The Government’s forthcoming Green Paper on prevention of ill-health will struggle to succeed unless this issue is addressed”.