Public health

Camden and Islington Annual Public Health Report 2016/17

The focus of this year’s report is the economics of prevention and in particular those interventions that will help the NHS save money.

Finding ways to transform the health and care system and make it sustainable for the future has never felt more pressing, given the current financial challenges facing the NHS and local government. Investing in prevention is a key part of the answer. The investment in, and delivery of, prevention interventions systemically and at sufficient scale, are known to have a demonstrable impact on the health and wellbeing of residents, their families and wider communities as well as reducing demand on the health and care system. This report focuses specifically on those preventative interventions which are supported by evidence of delivering a return on investment in the short term.

In both Islington and Camden, there is embedded within local health and care partnerships and strategies a strong and clear commitment to prevention, earlier intervention, and creating resilient individuals, families and communities. Building on these strong local foundations, this report simply makes the case that further investment in prevention is needed in order to achieve a ‘radical upgrade’ in prevention and deliver a step-change in health outcomes and quality of life for residents.

The report can be found here

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