Preventive model of health care needed, says King's FundBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7441.664-e (Published 18 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:664
- Debashis Singh
UK government health policy will have little impact unless it includes practical measures to build a health system that promotes health rather than just caring for people when they become ill.
That is the warning from the independent charity the King's Fund, in a discussion paper by Anna Coote marking the launch of the fund's new Putting Health First programme.
Rather than ignore the NHS, the government should design and build a health system that promotes health and reduces health inequalities, it says.
The paper highlights rises in the prevalence of obesity, which it says …