NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention 'could save 500,000 lives'

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Serena Fernandes
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NHS England (the publicly funded national healthcare system for England and one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom) have recently indicated that their new 10 year plan with a focus on prevention and early detection has the potential to save 500,000 lives. This article by the BBC aims to explain how the focus on prevention and early detection can, potentially, save lives of half a million people. It also outlines key aspects of the 10 year plan, funding issues and the impact of Brexit on the plan. The article can be accessed here:

 
 
 
Nick Triggle, ‘NHS long-term plan: Focus on prevention could save 500,000 lives' (BBC.co.uk, 7 January 2019) <https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-46777387> accessed 28 January 2019