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  1. Ian Wacogne, Edition Editor
  1. General Paediatrics, Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ian Wacogne; ianwacogne{at}

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Do we get to change things? I imagine that it is a reflection of your mood whether you feel you make a difference to your patients and their families. I would hope that all of us could point to a family we’ve seen recently and say ‘Yes, I helped them with this…’ But a lasting, positive impact on their lives?

One of the more frustrated descriptions that I’ve heard of public health is that it seems to tell you all of the things that are wrong, with relatively few suggestions about what we can do about it. In fact, often it seems that there is a near-evil joyful expression that many of our attempts to manipulate the health of the …

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