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Trisha Greenhalgh is a medical doctor and Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, where she co-directs the Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences Unit. She tweets @TrishGreenhalgh.
The UK government’s ultra-cautious approach to “evidence-based” policy has helped cast doubt on public health interventions. The definition of good medical and public health practice must be urgently updated.