Illness prevention in the NHS five year forward view
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Illness prevention in the NHS five year forward view

Sabrina Fuller Head of health improvement, NHS England Nursing Directorate National Team

Nurse managers are ideally placed to install systems at work that can support NHS England’s plan for healthier lifestyles, writes Sabrina Fuller

Illness prevention is a priority for the NHS Mandate and the Five Year Forward View, and offers a means to maintain sustainable health and social care services in the context of an ageing population and the growth of behaviour-related illness. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance recommends a structured approach to embedding behaviour change interventions into clinical care, and effective implementation requires organisational support. This article describes how nurse leaders, managers and commissioners can ensure this implementation through setting objectives for staff, training and development, as well as supporting staff to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Nursing Management. 22, 3, 20-26. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.3.20.e1354


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Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 09 February 2015

Accepted: 29 April 2015