NHS urged to change so prevention vision can become reality Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock promised to “radically change the focus” when he announced his new prevention vision last month.
His insistence that the NHS, as well as local government, must put prevention at the heart of everything it does and tackle the root causes of poor health, rather than simply treating the symptoms, was welcomed as sound logic.
But details of how this ambitious vision will be put into practice must wait until the promised publication of a public health green paper next year. With the ongoing political turmoil in Westminster, one could be forgiven for wondering when, or indeed if, it will ever materialise. Local Government Chronicle