Policy paper

Helping people live well for longer

Sets out how the health and care system will become amongst the best in Europe at reducing levels of avoidable mortality

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This document will help people understand how the national system as a whole is supporting local action to help people live well for longer.

It includes actions already taken in prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

It focuses on the 5 big killers:

  • cancer
  • stroke
  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • liver diseases

It includes examples of good practice and help for local commissioning and service delivery.

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Published 28 April 2014