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)
NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy. London: BBC Health News, November 5th 2018.
This relates to:
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.
Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles. London: BBC Health News, December 4th 2018.
Possibly of interest, regarding unhealthy diets as a risk factor:
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.
Comprehensive model of personalised care. [Online]: NHS England, October 2018.
Relative Under-Investment in Public Health Continues?
Pause for thought / reality check:
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:
Ives, L. (2018). Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, figures show. London: BBC Health News, November 8th 2018.
Possibly of interest:
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.