EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

The Long Term Costs of Lifestyle Risks. Pathways to Change: A Case Study in the UK

1. Introduction

The focus of this paper is on improving health opportunities for the 40-65 age group – tomorrow’s older generation. The discussion takes place against a background of restrictions in funding: so that health services are likely to face a position in which demand rises by 25% over the next five years while funding in real terms rises by 5%. In this situation it is vital to take a preventive approach. Read More