He wants to see the following targets realised:
He commented that with the £97bn being spent each year on treatment and just £8bn on prevention, the balance is all wrong.
Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has called for more financial and people investment in general practice to make this happen.
This makes sense. "A stitch in time saves nine." Community pharmacy has so much to offer in keeping people well and treating people with long-term conditions, rather than have patients end up in hospital - this is less expensive, keeps people well, and living where they want to be. I hope the funding is provided to reward and recognise what they can do to contribute to keeping the country healthy.