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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Dr Paula Grey, Director of Public Health for Liverpool, said: "Nationally, street drinkers have difficulty in gaining access to healthcare services, especially psychiatric services.".
Coventry's director of public health Caron Grainger said: "Our gut feeling is that it's the use of statistics.
THE director of public health in the North West used his final hours in the job yesterday to attack the way the NHS was being run.
The Director of Public Health and Director of Primary Care will be attending to answer questions.
He said: "The primary care trusts welcome the findings of the director of public health in his annual health report.
Rechecking of the 18,000 cervical smear tests is nearly complete, Dr Greg Wells, director of public health at Warwickshire Health Authority, said.
Dr Meng Khaw, director of public health for Newcastle PCT and acting director of public health for North Tyneside PCT, said: "Finding a condition early enough is extremely important as if we can detect disease at an early stage it can prevent serious symptoms from developing.
Dr Bill Kirkup, pictured below, is former director of public health in the region and has been tasked with the disclosure of never-before-seen papers on the 1989 tragedy in which 96 fans were crushed to death and hundreds more injured.
Dr Paula Grey, director of public health for Liverpool PCT, said: "The price at which alcohol can be bought in and around our inner cities today is nothing short of horrifying."
Peter Heywood, director of public health, said: "Too much salt in the diet increases blood pressure and the risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke."
THE director of public health in the North West last night quit the NHS to escape the growing constraints of the civil service.
The figures - published by the director of public health in his annual report - highlight how half the population is living in poverty while thousands enjoy wealthy lifestyles and better health.

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