People, Healthy Towns and Cities

Simon Stevens and Pritpal Tamber

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Rapid urbanisation means that the vast majority of people worldwide will be living in cities by 2050. The growing importance of cities provides a great opportunity to radically rethink how we live and how we can improve health in the built environment. But how do we make cities and towns healthier places to be? How do we encourage citizens to become healthier? And what is the role of the NHS in helping create future and better cities and towns? In conversation with Dr Pritpal S Tamber, CEO of Bridging Health & Community, Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, looks at cities and health and redesigning local health and care services to improve their communities’ health, wellbeing and independence; he reflects on the NHS Healthy New Towns programme and what lessons have been learned so far for other places and cities; and outlines how having more healthy people is good for cities and for themselves.


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