PSNC Briefing 063/18: A summary of DHSC’s Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer (December 2018)

PSNC Briefing 063/18: A summary of DHSC’s Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer (December 2018)

On 5th November 2018, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlined his vision for the future health and care system in Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer. The document sets out the Government’s vision for:

  • stopping health problems from arising in the first place; and
  • supporting people to manage their health problems when they do arise.

The goal is to improve healthy life expectancy by at least five extra years, by 2035, and to close the gap between the richest and poorest. A collection of case studies has also been published, showing examples of good practice in preventing health problems from happening, and supporting people to manage when health problems do arise.

This PSNC Briefing provides a summary of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)’s publication on prevention to highlight areas most relevant to community pharmacies and Local Pharmaceutical Committees.

PSNC Briefing 063/18: A summary of DHSC’s Prevention is better than cure: our vision to help you live well for longer

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