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NHS plan calls for new models of care and greater emphasis on prevention

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 23 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6430
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

A major new national blueprint for healthcare in England has called for significant changes to service delivery and a radical expansion in preventive care within the next five years, to save the NHS from financial crisis.

The Five Year Forward View,1 produced by NHS England and other national bodies, set out recommendations and practical examples for the health service in England to adopt by 2020-21 to create a more sustainable and integrated healthcare system. Key areas cited for action include tackling the root cause of ill health by taking “hard hitting national action on obesity, alcohol and other major health risks.”

The report argued, “The future health of millions of children, the sustainability of the NHS and the economic prosperity of Britain all now depend on a radical upgrade in prevention and …

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