Health Secretary Tells Employers They Need To Care More For Sick Workers

Britain's Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock arrives to attend the weekly meeting of the cabinet in Downing Street in London

"But focusing on the responsibilities of patients isn't about penalising people".

Mr English added: "Prevention is a win-win both in the obvious impact it has on the health of the population and its cost effectiveness in reducing future demand on NHS services".

Duncan Selbie, chief executive Public Health England, said: "We need to move from a system that detects and treats illnesses to one that also predicts and prevents poor health through promoting health in all policies and puts people back in charge of their own health".

"Community pharmacies are ideally placed to help people to stay healthy and avoid visits to hospital - and look forward to working with the government to make this shared vision a reality".

"It's about helping them make better choices, giving them all the support we can, because we know taking the tough decisions is never easy", he will tell the annual meeting of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

While he did not reveal how the extra funds will be allocated, Mr Hancock said "in practice" the DH's new prevention vision will require "greater funding for pre-primary, primary and community care - and support for the staff who work in these services".

"In the United Kingdom, we are spending £97bn of public money on treating disease and only £8bn preventing it across the United Kingdom", he said.

Sarnia postal workers join rotating walkouts
The union is calling for a national overtime ban for both of its major bargaining units at Canada Post. This means more work for postal employees, he said.

"You don't have to be an economist to see those numbers don't stack up".

He also defended government plans to stockpile medicines, appearing to blame Brussels for the contingency.

Turning Point's Victor Adebowale said "the idea that people should take responsibility for their own health' is part of what preventative services are about".

Speaking on 5 Live Breakfast earlier today, he said that new technology and new data techniques allow people to be more targeted about health than previously.

"Over the course of our lives, our first and most frequent interactions with health and social care services are likely to be with our GP, school nurse, dentist, local pharmacist, social worker, health visitor or midwife", the DH said. While it's clear he sees that prevention isn't an optional extra, we need to see properly funded, accountable services delivered by a fully staffed nursing workforce backed by adequate resources.

"There is a need to reverse the cuts to public health budgets, as in many areas, public health services do not adequately meet the health needs of the local population".

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour's Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary, said: "The Tories have imposed swingeing cuts to public health services, slashing vital prevention support such as smoking cessation services, sexual health services, substance misuse services and obesity help".



Latest news

Milan close to appointing Arsene Wenger as a coach
Current boss Gennaro Gattuso is on the verge of being shown the exit doors despite claiming six win in his last eight matches. Wenger stepped down from his head coach role at Arsenal in the summer, ending a 22-year reign at the Emirates.

McEvoy on Cross Counter wins prestigious Melbourne Cup 2018
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy celebrated his third win in the two-mile race, drawing level with active jockeys Damien Oliver and Glen Boss.

Frustrated voters wrestle with polling problems on crucial Election Day
More than 4.8 million Texans - almost 40 percent of registered voters in the state's largest 30 counties - voted early. Some counties previously offered that as part of a pilot program that has now been made permanent.

No B-town celebs invited to Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ wedding
With this, we can not wait to know if she manages to shell out 5 million from Nick's bank account as her shoe-hiding fee. If the latest reports are to believed, Priyanka and Nick will have two wedding ceremonies, honouring each other's faith.

NASA Detects Smiley in New Galaxy Through Its Hubble Space Telescope
Using the telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), the Hubble could easily view distant galaxies at an impeccable resolution. The Hubble telescope was launched on April 24, 1990, via the space shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

Americans head to the polls in first major test for Trump
The race's final days have been marred by controversies over voting access, which Kemp oversees as the Georgia secretary of state. We'll get more answers in the battle for the House with two toss-up races in North Carolina and a toss-up contest in Ohio.

Deadpool 2 PG-13 Cut Will Be Called Once Upon A Deadpool
Will you head back to theaters to watch this PG-13 version? First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. The other one? "I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage ". "This [PG-13 revamp] is a way to try to appease those parents".

Trump to spend election day out of public eye
It was especially surprising because earlier in the day Hannity said he would not be campaigning with the president, CNN noted . New claim: 'When POTUS invited me on stage to give remarks last night, I was surprised, yet honored by the president's request.

Driver was huffing before crash that killed 3 Girl Scouts, mother
One additional 10-year-old is still in the hospital, but they say she is reported to be in stable condition. According to the district attorney, Treu and a friend bought an air duster and were huffing in the auto .

All the Ways to Score Free Food on Election Day
Easton's Bank Street Creamery , 15 S Bank St., is offering a free scoop of ice cream to anyone who has his or her "vote" sticker. The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing , 905 Line St, Easton, will give you a free beer for showing your "I Voted" sticker.

Hold tight for a Brexit breakthrough, May tells Cabinet
Ireland's Europe minister Helen McEntee told RTE on Tuesday that the proposal could pave the way to a deal. Looks like we're heading for no deal.

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City's success is not exclusively down to money
"I think about that issue the club has made a statement last Friday about what happened with the stolen emails", he said. If we win we are good and accept it, if we lose we accept it's not what we are able to to win.

Prince Charles condemns slavery, climate change in Africa
Charles and his wife Camilla are now are now on their second day of a five stay in Ghana during their tour of West Africa. The couple started their West African tour in Gambia, which recently rejoined the Commonwealth.

Jazz have to find way to break down Grizzlies without Mitchell
The Grizzlies had success with that two-man game of Conley and Gasol, but Denver doesn't truly have a mechanism like that. Tune in to FOX Sports Southeast presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners or listen on 92.9 FM ESPN to follow the action.

81 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon
In the video , the kidnappers force several young male students to give their names and the names of their parents. The boys also said they were taken by the armed men late Sunday and didn't know where they were being held.

Other news