NHS Prevention Programme

Improving the population’s health and preventing illness and disease is key to reducing health inequalities and is at the heart of the NHS Long Term Plan.

Tackling health inequalities is a core priority for NHS England because people from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to have long term health conditions and suffer poor health.

The following initiatives form part of a prevention programme specifically looking at the early detection of disease and support for people taking their own action to better health through supported self-management.