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Our response to the government's green paper on prevention

In July 2019 the government published Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s and opened a consultation to gather views on the proposals.

Our full consultation response

Consultation response

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

Health Foundation response to the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care Advancing...

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Health care services also have a role to play in improving health through an increased focus on prevention, health inequalities and tackling the social determinants of health.

We are exploring how NHS staff, organisations and health and care systems can have a broader influence on health and wellbeing. We want to identify the key enablers and barriers to a more preventative health care service that reduces health inequalities and partners with others to tackle the social determinants of health.


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