Hancock pledges to invest in prevention to tackle “root causes” of ill healthBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4684 (Published 05 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4684
- Gareth Iacobucci
- The BMJ
England’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, has pledged to invest more in primary and community care services and in tackling the social determinants of health as part of a major policy focus on prevention.
Hancock has made prevention one of his early priorities for the NHS.1 In a speech2 to the International Association of National Public Health Institutes on 5 November, he announced a forthcoming government green paper to take forward plans to place greater emphasis on early intervention and self management to improve the nation’s health.
As well as diverting more investment …