Consultation on the Prevention Green Paper: contribute to the RCPCH response

The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on its proposals for prevention, as published in the green paper, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s. We want to submit a robust response to the consultation that captures views and experiences from across our membership. 

As an RCPCH member, we invite you to submit your views on this form by Friday 27 September. This will inform the collective response that will be submitted by the RCPCH policy team. 

Although the green paper is specific to England, we'd like to hear from members in all four nations of the UK and internationally.

You can read our summary or the full paper where you can also respond as an individual.

For more information please contact the Health Policy team on
Your comments
  • Which health and social care policies should be reviewed to improve the health of: people living in poorer communities, or excluded groups? 
  • How can we do more to support mothers to breastfeed? 
  • How can we better support families with children aged 0 to 5 years to eat well?
  • How else can we help people reach and stay at a healthier weight?
  • How can we support the things that are good for mental health and prevent the things that are bad for mental health?
  • Have you got examples or ideas about using technology to prevent mental ill-health, and promote good mental health and wellbeing?
  • What would help people get 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night?
  • Have you got examples or ideas for services or advice that could be delivered by community pharmacies to promote health?
  • What should the role of water companies be in water fluoridation schemes?
  • What could the government do to help people live more healthily: in homes and neighbourhoods; when going somewhere; In workplaces; and in communities
  • What government policies (outside of health and social care) do you think have the biggest impact on people's mental and physical health?
  • How can we make better use of existing assets - across both the public and private sectors - to promote the prevention agenda?
  • What more can we do to help local authorities and NHS bodies work well together?
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