Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Should the NHS prioritise prevention over cure?

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock at his office in Parliament London Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock at his office in Parliament London Credit Rii Schroer
Delores Daniels | 07 November, 2018, 03:45

He called for more focus on prevention to transform the health and social care system, save money, eliminate waste and make the extra £20.5bn go as far as possible, using prevention to make the NHS more sustainable in the long-term.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has taken a similar stance, calling for the proposals "to be matched with investment to enable tougher action on the driving factors behind preventable ill-health".

Helen Donovan, professional lead for public health at the Royal College of Nursing, said: "Matt Hancock must realise his plans will start at a disadvantage as local authorities struggle with planned cuts to public health budgets of nearly 4% per year until 2021."Disadvantaged areas emerge worse off without these vital services, with life expectancy and the poorest bearing the brunt of underinvestment in public health".

The Health Secretary outlined his plans during a keynote speech at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes today (5 November 2018).

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Emphasising community pharmacy as a "front door to health", Mr Lyonette said the opportunity for intervention by community pharmacists who "daily encounter millions of apparently healthy people as well as people seeking treatment for known ill health" is "considerable".

The future funding for Public Health England is now an unknown quantity, and will not be revealed until the spending review next year.

"As we ask pharmacists to do more, the resources, support and training also need to follow suit", Ms Gidley added.

Mr Hancock warned that a 6.6% increase in emergency admissions to A&E over the a year ago was "unsustainable".

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"Prevention is a win-win both in the obvious impact it has on the health of the population and its cost effectiveness in reducing future demand on NHS services".

Companies should give their employees free fruit to help keep them healthy and ease pressures on the NHS, Matt Hancock has said. "They have just been overwhelmed by a toxic environment".

"It is the difference between spending the last 20 years of life fit and active, or in a chronic condition".

"Over the course of our lives, our first and most frequent interactions with health and social care services are likely to be with our GP, school nurse, dentist, local pharmacist, social worker, health visitor or midwife", the DH said. So our focus must shift from treating single acute illnesses to promoting the health of the whole individual.

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Turning Point's Victor Adebowale said "the idea that people should take responsibility for their own health' is part of what preventative services are about".

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