“Women and children in the UK would have longer and healthier lives if they lived in Cyprus, Italy or Spain, according to a major piece of work by Sir Michael Marmot who warns that Britain is facing “a public health timebomb”……..
Public Health as a speciality has been under the financial hammer since well before the financial crisis. The idea that populations deserve good healthcare ahead of individuals, and that more health gain is achieved by aiming at the latter rather than the former, has not been well supported as it is a tacit admission of the need for individual rationing. We do have flu jabs, childhood vaccination campaigns etc, and will soon have shingles vaccinations – in some regions. (post code rationing) Despite the rhetoric on NHS choices, there is currently insufficient supply. If I was over 60 I would consider buying this vaccination as it is only available for the over 70s at present…. (Ageist rationing)