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Health secretary outlines vision of prevention

Matt Hancock has published his vision for how he plans to transform the government’s approach to prevention, paving the way for a green paper in 2019.

The document builds on the government’s previous work in areas such as childhood obesity and social prescribing. It shifts the focus to primary and community care services and the value they can bring in offering early support.

Prevention will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, and will use new approaches like predictive prevention, which will explore how digital technology can be used to offer individuals precise and targeted health advice.