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DHSC release independent report on prevention in health

By May 28, 2024May 29th, 2024No Comments

DHSC have released the report ‘Making prevention everyone’s business‘, which sets out the recommendations of Professor John Deanfield CBE, for a more ambitious prevention service. This was undertaken in his role as the inaugural Government Champion for Personalised Prevention between March 2023 and March 2024.

Professor Deanfield presents digital technologies as the key to delivering personalised prevention at scale. He stresses the need to create an environment in which the testing and adoption of medical innovations for prevention is encouraged and enabled, to allow everyone can benefit from the latest advances.

The professor also recommends moving prevention services out of healthcare settings and into the community to embed prevention into people’s daily lives.

BIVDA welcomes these proposals, and while diagnostics play a key role in the prevention agenda already, we will ensure they play an even greater role in future.

Ben Kemp