Responsibility in healthcare: changing the culture

Document type
Discussion paper
Hill, Emma; Manning, Julia
Date of publication
1 January 2010
Health Services
Social welfare
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Historically, prevention has been the mainstay of public health. However recently the UK has witnessed a shift towards a curative attitude. 2020health want to refocus the debate on personal responsibility and control and its role in the NHS and for public health in general. The recommendations outlined in this discussion paper were influenced by feedback at our conference events and discussions with front line professionals, and include: personal accountability for looking after one's own health; responsibility in health promotion; public policies that focus on personal long term health concerns; and encouraging a culture of responsibility in healthcare.

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