Cut down on your food and alcohol and take responsibility for your own health, Matt Hancock tells Britons – Telegraph.co.uk

People need to take “greater responsibility” for taking the strain off the NHS by cutting down on how much they eat and drink, the Health secretary will say today.

Matt Hancock will tell a health conference that taxpayers have a role to play in taking pressure off the National Health Service by focusing on the prevention rather than the cure.

As part of a new focus on stopping unhealthy lifestyles, Public Health England will examine how to target health advice at people living in areas with there is a higher preponderance of unhealthy lifestyles.

The agency said it will look at “harnessing digital technology” as a form of “predictive prevention” to target people in regions prone to poor diet…

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