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Delivering choosing health: making healthier choices easier

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    Department of Health
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    9 March 2005
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    Cm 6374
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This delivery plan highlights how the DH and the NHS, within the framework of government policies, will help more people make more healthy choices and reduce health inequalities. It outlines clearly the priorities for delivery at national, regional and local levels and what will be done by whom and when. It brings into one place all of the actions on the White Paper commitments, alongside related Public Service Agreements and local targets to improve health

  • It lists 45 ‘big wins’ – key interventions which the evidence and expert advice suggest will make the greatest impact on health in the shortest period of time.
  • It explains how new policies and programmes will be developed and implemented.
  • It describes how Government will drive forward delivery through:
        1. Government targets to improve health;
        2. new partnerships between industry, the voluntary sector and professional groups;
        3. new services delivered by local authorities and the NHS.

Delivering Choosing Health is backed up by two important new Action Plans:

  • Choosing a Better Diet : a food and health action plan
  • Choosing Activity: a physical activity action plan.

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