Healthy Transport = Healthy Lives – BMA – 12 July 2012

Posted on July 19, 2012. Filed under: Environmental Health, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , |

Healthy Transport = Healthy Lives – BMA – 12 July 2012

“A major BMA report urges doctors to play a key role in reducing car use.

Healthy Transport = Healthy Lives calls on the government to take a long-term view of transport policy to create the conditions that reduce demand for car use, while enabling a shift to more active and sustainable forms of transport.

BMA board of science chair Averil Mansfield said: ‘To date, the approach to transport policy in the UK has in part been based on short-term objectives, even though the decisions taken can potentially last decades.

‘Economic considerations have been prioritised over health. This is despite a substantial evidence base demonstrating that making health a key objective in transport policy is cost-effective, and will have short, medium and long-term benefits.’

The BMA board of science report warns such a change requires strong government commitment and leadership as the benefits to health will not necessarily be instant.

The report says: ‘Health improvement should always be recognised as a pivotal component in transport strategies and programmes.’”

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ISBN-10: 1-905545-63-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-905545-63-6

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Providing transport in partnership: a guide for health agencies and local authorities – UK – January 2010

Posted on February 5, 2010. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

Providing transport in partnership: a guide for health agencies and local authorities – UK – January 2010

This document provides advice to local authorities and NHS agencies on the benefits of integrating the organisation and procurement of transport provided for patients and clients across various sectors, including community transport.

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