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Major conditions strategy needs more support to be achievable, say health leaders

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 15 August 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1883
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London

Plans to have a major conditions strategy for England that covers multiple serious conditions with a more preventive and earlier diagnosis approach will require more support to make it happen, according to health experts.

The government published an interim report1 on its still to be finalised major conditions strategy on 14 August in which it outlined some of the messages it has received from a call for evidence launched in May.

The strategy, which is expected next year, will be a five year blueprint designed to tackle the main causes of ill health and early mortality, focused on six disease groups—cancer, cardiovascular disease (including stroke and diabetes), chronic respiratory diseases, dementia, mental health conditions, and musculoskeletal conditions.

The interim report …

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