NHS Focus Back on the Prevention Agenda (BBC News / DHSC / NHS England)


The right public health measures and better self-care, duly implemented and resourced, might enable people to have five more years of healthy independent life by 2035.

“In the UK, we are spending £97 billion of public money on treating disease and only £8 billion preventing it”. Matt Hancock (DHSC)

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NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy. London: BBC Health News, November 5th 2018.

This relates to:

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Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer. London: Department of Health and Social Care, November 5th 2018.

A case studies collection.

Health Survey for England found that about 90% of people have at least one unhealthy trait.

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Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles. London: BBC Health News, December 4th 2018.

Possibly of interest, regarding unhealthy diets as a risk factor:

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How diet is changing – the good and the bad. London: BBC Health News, January 23rd 2019.

Comprehensive (Whole-Population, All Ages) Model of Personalised Care

NHS England’s “Comprehensive Model of Personalised Care” encompasses a whole-population approach to supporting persons of all ages (and their carers) in the self-management of their physical and mental health / wellbeing.

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Comprehensive model of personalised care. [Online]: NHS England, October 2018.

Relative Under-Investment in Public Health Continues?

Pause for thought / reality check:

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Pym, H. (2018). Budget 2018: ‘NHS will face cuts as well as gains’. London: BBC Health News, October 30th 2018.

Type 2 Diabetes

Information on the rising prevalence and burden of diabetes:

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Ives, L. (2018). Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show. London: BBC Health News, November 8th 2018.

Social Prescribing

Possibly of interest:

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The power of the arts and social activities to improve the nation’s health: Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock speaks to the King’s Fund about the benefits of social prescribing. [Online]: Department of Health and Social Care, November 6th 2018.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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