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Government Vision on Prevention

Volume 648: debated on Monday 5 November 2018

Today I am placing before the House the Government’s prevention vision, “Prevention is Better than Cure”.

This document sets out a cross-Government vision for stopping health problems from arising in the first place and, when they do, supporting people to manage them as effectively as possible. Our mission is to improve healthy life expectancy, so that, by 2035, we are enjoying at least five extra years of healthy, independent life, while closing the gap between the richest and poorest. When it comes to prevention, we all have a role to play: individuals, families, communities, employers, charities, the NHS, social care, and local and national Government. Only by working together can we make this vision a reality.

I am placing a copy of the prevention vision in the Libraries of both Houses.