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02 June 2016

Volume 24 | Issue 6

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

The personal side of public health

Despite talk of ‘woman-centred care’, much of the care provided by the NHS is based on guidelines directed at the whole population, rather than tailored to the individual. In time-pressured maternity services, it is common for public health information to be conveyed via leaflets and generic advice, meaning important messages may be diluted, misunderstood, or even missed altogether.

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