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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1243: tabled on 14 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the inquiry report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health into the information, signposting and behaviour change elements of NHS England's Five Year Forward View; accepts there is a need to do more to combat the rise in the number of people using scarce and expensive A&E and GP resources for self-treatable conditions like muscle strains, colds and flu; regrets that the policies in the Five Year Forward View have so far failed to realise the opportunities to better manage rising demand against diminishing resource; further regrets that the prevalence of low health literacy in the population reduces people's ability to self-care and contributes to confusion about which services to access for different health needs; and acknowledges that fragmentation in the system may be hindering progress and that a cohesive National Strategy for Self Care, led by a Minister, would provide leadership and co-ordination to help deliver the prevention and wellbeing aims of the Five Year Forward View and effect positive behaviour change in the population.