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Preventive Medicine

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL16070, tabled on 4 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve secondary prevention for people with long-term conditions.

Answered on

17 June 2019

The National Health Service has a wide range of secondary prevention services aimed at detecting diseases early and either halting or slowing their progression. This includes many long-term conditions.

The focus on prevention including secondary prevention has been strengthened with the publication of Prevention is Better than Cure, the Government’s vision document in November 2018 and the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019.

Prevention is Better than Cure, focuses on both preventing disease and supporting patients to manage conditions most effectively where they have arisen. A copy is attached. The Long Term Plan includes several new actions to help people with long-term conditions, with a particular focus on the communities and groups of people most affected by these problems.

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Department of Health and Social Care