A BBC piece called NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy tells us about a prevention plan that might be a historical first longevity initiative at such a governmental scale:
In his speech later, Mr Hancock is expected to set out his aim for people to have five more years of healthy, independent life by 2035. UK life expectancy is currently 82.9 years for women, and 79.2 for men.
To achieve this, Mr Hancock will encourage people to take more responsibility for their own health.
Mr Hancock is expected to say: “It’s about people choosing to look after themselves better, staying active and stopping smoking.
“Making better choices by limiting alcohol, sugar, salt and fat.”
Watch this space!