This policy paper, released jointly by the Department of Health, Public Health England and NHS England, explains how the health and care system aims to become amongst the best in Europe in terms of reducing avoidable mortality. It includes examples of good practice, and help for local commissioning and service delivery geared towards reducing levels of preventable premature mortality.
“The document brings together how the national actions taken by the DH, other government departments, NHS England and PHE to increase the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of the 5 big killer diseases cancer, stroke, heart disease, lung disease and liver diseases will support local leadership and interventions”.
Living well for longer: national support for local action to reduce premature avoidable mortality. London: Department of Health / Public Health England / NHS England, April 28th 2014.