Debate Swings into Action over Need for Laws to Improve the Nation's Health; PUBLIC ASKED IF LEGISLATION WILL TACKLE INEQUALITIES
Byline: JULIA MCWATT Health Correspondent firstname.lastname@example.org
A CONSULTATION on whether legislation is needed to improve the nation's health has been launched by Heath Minister Lesley Griffiths.
The Public Health Green Paper is asking the public if it believes laws are needed to improve health issues like diet and exercise in a bid to tackle health inequalities and improve quality of life.
It centres around placing legal duties on the Welsh Government and other bodies, including local authorities and the NHS, to do more to improve the population's health. Ms Griffiths said the consultation is part of a wider exercise, dubbed the "big health debate", to ask what else the country should be doing to improve health.
Health Lesley She said: "Wales has been at the forefront of progressive public health policy, …
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Publication information: Article title: Debate Swings into Action over Need for Laws to Improve the Nation's Health; PUBLIC ASKED IF LEGISLATION WILL TACKLE INEQUALITIES. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: November 30, 2012. Page number: 6. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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