Preventive Medicine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the radical upgrade in prevention discussed in the NHS Five Year Forward View of October 2014 has been achieved.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As set out in the Government vision on prevention, the NHS England's Five Year Forward View (2014) and General Practice Forward View (2016) have both developed and taken forward actions and investment to enable a greater focus on primary and community services. Now is the time to build on this and make ‘prevention is better than cure’ a reality in all parts of the country.

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