Election 2010 Coalition Government : Public Health
The Government believes that we need action to promote public health, and encourage behaviour change to help people live healthier lives. We need an ambitious strategy to prevent ill-health which harnesses innovative techniques to help people take responsibility for their own health.
* We will give local communities greater control over public health budgets with payment by the outcomes they achieve in improving the health of local residents.
* We will give GPs greater incentives to tackle public health problems.
* We will investigate ways of improving access to preventative healthcare for those in disadvantaged areas to help tackle health inequalities.
* We will ensure greater access to talking therapies to reduce long-term costs for the NHS.
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