Recommendation 2

Invest more in prevention

  • Sustainable funding of preventative services, including health visiting, with public health budgets ring-fenced from day-to-day and capital spending
  • The Treasury to recognise the full benefits of services that improve outcomes in both the short and long term and across departments
  • Extending funding for the Start for Life programme until every neighbourhood has a Family Hub or Children’s Centre
  • The NHS Long Term Plan to include preventative mental health services for babies