This paper provides further evidence for why investment in prevention should be central to managing the demands on the health service now and in the future.

It continues the discussion outlined in the paper A public health approach to Prevention and the Role of NHSScotland.

The paper provides examples of the impact of existing areas of prevention and outlines the remaining challenge to improving the health and wellbeing of communities and reducing the burden of disease on services.

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Last updated: 21 March 2024