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Embedding and accelerating prevention

  • By London Councils

London Councils has submitted a response to an inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health on Delivering the five year forward view: behavioural change, information and sign posting.

Our response calls for public health funding for local government to be protected and for government to give councils the necessary levers in licensing and planning policy to enable them to protect health.

It also argues that no single organisation can take responsibility for accelerating behaviour change in the population, rather there needs to be concerted, joined up action at local, regional and national levels.  It makes the point that prevention should not be seen as an add on and needs to be embedded in planning, commissioning and delivery, with a “making every contact count” approach taken wherever possible.

London Councils