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British Medical Association criticises 'inadequate' health spending in Royal Borough

British Medical Association criticises 'inadequate' health spending in Royal Borough

Michael Owens

British Medical Association criticises 'inadequate' health spending in Royal Borough

Public health spending in Maidenhead and Windsor is 'wholly inadequate' according to the British Medical Association (BMA).

Spending averages £49 per head across England but the amount in the Royal Borough is the second lowest in the country at £22 per head.

The BMA has called on the Government to increase its investment in public health to ensure it is on a level playing field across the country.

Dr Stephen Watkins from the BMA’s Public Health Medicine Committee said: “The level of spend in a number of areas of public health is inadequate to address the major public health challenges in the UK, including obesity, tobacco and alcohol and drug misuse.

"Additional investment is required to deliver Government aspirations to improve health and to improve the health of the poorest fastest.”

Spending in Slough is also below the national average at £34 per head.

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