The PHG Foundation welcomes the Green Paper published in July. In particular, we commend Public Health England for their forward looking approach to predictive public health.
Improving prevention is clearly a vital element in achieving the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan: this endeavour is multi-faceted, requiring actions at multiple levels – population, sub-population and individual – and across multiple systems, within and beyond the NHS. Science and technology undoubtedly have important roles to play in understanding, predicting and intervening against the complex causes of disease and ill-health, as well as supporting more accurate and earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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