The Smith Institute has published a collection of essays responding to the Five Year Forward View . Included in this is a contribution from Charlotte Augst, Richmond Group Partnerships Manager, which aims to address some of the barriers to progress by reframing how we should think and talk about the prevention challenge.
The essay highlights the huge scale of preventable illness, and the avoidable suffering this causes. It argues that in order to turn the Five Year Forward View ambitions around prevention into reality, a number of actions are required. This includes enabling local authorities to bring all their powers to the public health challenge, infrastructure investment to encourage greater levels of active travel, and better engagement with active workplace initiatives. The essay also points to the need to design pathways and care plans that focus on preventing deterioration and crisis, supporting independence and self management.
A link to the full essay (chapter 4), along with all other contributions can be found here.