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Duncan Selbie's Friday message: 29 November 2013

This publication was withdrawn on 31 December 2014

Weekly message from the Chief Executive of Public Health England.

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The principal responsibility of our Advisory Board, which held its third meeting on Wednesday, is to help us prioritise as an agency and, crucially, to safeguard the independence of our science and advice.

The value of public health expertise is seen in health protection and health improvement but also in the advice that CCGs and clinicians need on the population aspects of health care.

We warmly welcome the government’s decision to commission an independent review on standardised cigarette packaging and we look forward to playing our part in this.