Europe South Asia Asia Pacific Americas Middle East Africa BBC Homepage World Service Education



Front Page

World

UK

UK Politics

Business

Sci/Tech

Health

Education

Sport

Entertainment

Talking Point

In Depth

On Air

Archive
Feedback
Low Graphics
Help

Tuesday, July 6, 1999 Published at 15:29 GMT 16:29 UK


Health

Public health White Paper in depth



The government has published a White Paper containing ambitious targets to improve the health of the nation, to save 300,000 lives over the next 10 years and to close the health gap between the rich and the poor.


[ image:  ]
Major drive to improve the health of the nation
Ministers say the White Paper will tackle the "grotesque" health inequalities that exist between the richest and poorest people in society.


[ image:  ]
Heart disease and stroke a top priority
The government wants to reduce the number of deaths from coronary heart disease and stroke in people under 75 by at least two-fifths by 2010.


[ image:  ]
Cancer care could save thousands
Tough targets to reduce cancer deaths among people under 75 by at least a fifth over the next decade could save 6,000 lives a year.


[ image:  ]
Children taught how to avoid accidents
Young people will be the prime target in a drive to cut deaths by accidents in the home, on roads and at work by at least a fifth by 2010.


[ image:  ]
Drive to cut suicides and improve mental health
Ministers want to cut the number of suicides and deaths by "undetermined causes" by at least a fifth over the next ten years.




Advanced options | Search tips




Back to top | BBC News Home | BBC Homepage | ©


Health Contents

Background Briefings
Medical notes

Relevant Stories

05 Feb 98 | UK
Dobson sets targets for healthier Britain

26 Nov 98 | Health
Health gap widens

19 Nov 98 | Queen Speech
Measures for a healthier population

19 May 98 | Politics of Health
Setting targets for a healthier nation





Internet Links


Department of Health

Government Public Health Group

British Medical Association


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.




In this section

Disability in depth

Spotlight: Bristol inquiry

Antibiotics: A fading wonder

Mental health: An overview

Alternative medicine: A growth industry

The meningitis files

Long-term care: A special report

Aids up close

From cradle to grave

NHS reforms: A guide

NHS Performance 1999

From Special Report
NHS in crisis: Special report

British Medical Association conference '99

Royal College of Nursing conference '99