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Major national and global policies relevant to public health

The major national and global policies relevant to public health are continuously changing.  There is a continuous cycle of change based on the political party in control at any time, the financial climate, key actors involved in lobbying, public opinion and many more.  (See Health Policy section 4c). When thinking about this however, it is helpful to take the broadest possible view possible and remember the wider determinants of health. The World Health Organisation has a useful interactive site with a plethora of useful policies ranging from Antimicrobial resistance to dementia.  The UK Government regularly produces a range of policies relating to public health including transport, health and education.  The devolved administrations across the UK also produce National policies and plans, all of these will need consideration.


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