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For better health and social care

Prevention is Better than Cure - Government Announces New Initiative


Matt Hancock, the Minister for Health and Social Care, has announced the government's plans to address the nation's health concerns using preventative methods, with the publication of his report 'Prevention is better than cure: Our vision to help you live well for longer'.

The Minister states clearly that the government "cannot continue to invest in the same service models of the past... This vision sets out that greater focus, and spending, is needed on prevention, not just cure."

The report brings prevention and treatment together, where prevention alone isn't enough, and emphasises the responsibility that individuals, employers, local authorities and the government have to improve our health. It also highlights health inequalities and considers what a 'health in all policies' approach might look like.

Click here to read the report and to find out more about the government's plans to improve our health in the long term.