We are pleased to share that the Case for Change and Strategic Framework (previously known as the interim report) has now been published, and can be accessed via the following link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/major-conditions-strategy-case-for-change-and-our-strategic-framework.

In January, we announced our plan to publish the Major Conditions Strategy. The strategy will explore how we can tackle the key drivers of ill-health in England, reduce pressure on the NHS and reduce ill-health related labour market inactivity. To deliver on these objectives, the strategy will focus on tackling the six major conditions groups – cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease (including stroke and diabetes), dementia, chronic respiratory diseases, and musculoskeletal disorders – that account for around 60% of ill-health and early death in England.

The Case for Change and Strategic Framework sets out our approach towards the final report. It sets out the challenges of a modern health and care system in this country and how we are already addressing some of these through prevention, early diagnosis, early intervention, and quality of treatment and living with long term conditions. This strategic framework provides a lens for how we might tackle six major groups of conditions contributing to the highest burden of disease combined and separately, and what more needs to be done to support the ongoing transition to a health and care system in England that is both more preventative and more personalised.  We also look at cross cutting enablers including, digital technology and innovation, research and leadership.

On the 17th May we launched our Call for Evidence to inform the development of the Major Conditions Strategy by gathering views and ideas on how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and manage the groups of major conditions which contribute to ill-health and early death in England. We received over 4,000 responses and are currently analysing these. Our intention is to publish the Major Conditions Strategy in early 2024 informed by the responses.