• 7Aug

    Have your say on preventable ill health

    A government consultation on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health is running until 14 October.

    Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, is seeking views on proposals to help people live healthier, happier lives for longer.

    The green paper focuses on three main areas – services, choices and conditions. It argues we need to make the most of opportunities by:

    • Bringing in a new wave of intelligent public health, which is more proactive, predictive and personalised, while also taking tough action on the biggest challenges – smoking, obesity and mental ill-health.
    • Taking a behavioural science approach to some of the biggest challenges on prevention by making healthy choices as easy as possible and, in some cases, making all options healthier
    • Viewing health as our most precious asset, and not just a problem to fix when it goes wrong.

    To take part in the consultation click here.