Medical Officer of Health

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Medical Officer of Health

A physician and senior government official of a health agency, usually at the town, district, county or regional level, who advises and leads a team of medical experts on matters of public health importance.

Medical Officer of Health

An obsolete term for the principal medical administrator in a local government area. Now known as a Community Physician.
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KIRKLEES Council has chosen a new director of public health.
Anna Lynch, director of public health for County Durham, will help celebrate the successful scheme by announcing her annual report.
PLANS for 20mph speed limits on Birmingham's residential roads have been welcomed by the city's director of public health who believes it will not only reduce accidents but could help the battle against obesity.
Middlesbrough Council's director of public health Edward Kunonga said: "Workplaces provide an opportunity to improve health and wellbeing of the employees with significant benefits to the employer.
Chair: Dr Janet Atherton, President Association of Directors of Public Health and Director of Public Health, Sefton Council
Redha Salaman, Director of Public Health and Safety at Dubai Municipality, said: "The move is aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of cigarette smoking to make people think about the dangers of tobacco consumption, as it kills millions of people and affects the public health.
Redha Salman, director of public health and safety, said: "Total inspections carried out on the health and related institutions in Dubai amounted to 13850 inspections in 2011, while the total warnings sent to such institutions reached 19413, in addition, the municipality updated the database of salons and clubs in its DUGIS system for the easy monitoring and follow up.
John Linnane, director of public health at NHS Warwickshire, said: "Lent is a good opportunity to give something up for a set period of time, which can then lead to giving it up for good.
And Dr Sharon Hopkins, executive director of public health at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, said: "I would encourage anyone who has been invited to be vaccinated against flu to take up the offer while flu is still circulating at only a low level.
Those signing it included Jacky Chambers, Director of Public Health at Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust; Valerie Little, Dudley's Director of Public Health, and Elaine Denny, Professor of Health Sociology at Birmingham City University.
Figureheads including the director of public health in Liverpool - Paula Grey - said the bill would do "irreparable harm to the NHS, to individual patients and to society as a whole.
Figureheads, including the director of public health in Liverpool, Paula Grey, said the Bill would do "irreparable harm to the NHS, to individual patients and to society as a whole".

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