ACEVO TASKFORCE CALLS FOR "PREVENTION REVOLUTION" IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
The ACEVO Taskforce on Prevention in Health has released its report: The Prevention Revolution: Transforming health and social care. The report calls for a radical shift away from reactive, hospital-based care towards greater use of preventative services to keep people healthy and allow them to manage their conditions at home and in the community.
The taskforce, which was chaired by former Department of Health permanent secretary Sir Hugh Taylor, makes a number of recommendations aimed at creating the conditions to enable this change to occur. The report warns that failure to embrace this agenda could bring health and social care services to "breaking point", due to flatlining budgets and the impact of demographic and lifestyle change.
Download a copy of the full report here.
The Taskforce members were:
- Sir Hugh Taylor, Chairman of Guy's and St Thomas' Trust
- Paul Corrigan, health policy expert and former health advisor to Tony Blair
- Chris Drinkwater, Chief Executive of the NHS Alliance
- Neil Hunt, Chief Executive of the Royal College of GPs
- Jennifer Dixon, Director of the Nuffield Trust
- Ben Jupp, Director of Social Finance UK
- David McCullough, Chief Executive, WRVS
- Lesley Dixon, Chief Executive, PSS
- Su Sayer, Chief Executive, United Response
- Sarah Pickup, Director of Health and Community Services, Hertfordshire County Council
- Dawn Warwick, Director of Adult Social Services, Wandsworth Borough Council