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“2020health is an important and thoughtful contributor to the health debate”

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

February

PharmaTimes Online Telehealth does produce savings, pilot shows

Results of a hub pilot in Yorkshire show that telehealth can reduce hospital admissions, provide care at home and improve patient outcomes, says a new report. read on Telehealth does produce savings, pilot shows

BBC News Q&A: Why A&E units in London are set to close

Julia Manning, chief executive of Health 2020, a non-profit Think Tank, said there were many cases where people did not need to go to an A&E unit. "The reality is we have a hospital system that has grown up unplanned, unstructured, and we have too many hospitals. read on Q&A: Why A&E units in London are set to close

eHealth Insider Telehealth benefits realised

A Yorkshire project proves the cost benefits of telehealth, says a report on the scheme by think-tank 2020health. read on Telehealth benefits realised

BBC Radio 4 Sex and relationships education

In line with the '3 Billion Rising' campaign Amber Rudd MP discusses the recent 'Cross Party Inquiry into Unplanned Pregnancy', supported by 2020health, with Stella Creasy MP. Including why sex education should include relationships education. read on Sex and relationships education

BBC News NHS and health reforms in England felt by patients

NHS and health reforms in England felt by patients

Government changes to the NHS structure in England were passed a year ago, after the original proposals were modified following protests from some MPs and the public. Medical experts say it is only now - 12 months on - that the changes would really be felt by patients. Giles Dilnot spoke to Julia Manning of 2020 Health, former Downing Street adviser Dr Dean Worth, and to John Appleby from the King's Fund. read on NHS and health reforms in England felt by patients

BBC One - The Big Questions Should we tax to fight the flab? Is faith compatible with reason? Is the NHS cutting lives short?

Should we tax to fight the flab? Is faith compatible with reason? Is the NHS cutting lives short?

The Big Questions filmed live from Michaelston Community College in Cardiff. Nicky Campbell asked: Should we tax to fight the flab? Is faith compatible with reason? Is the NHS cutting lives short?
read on Should we tax to fight the flab? Is faith compatible with reason? Is the NHS cutting lives short?

Conservative Home Notes on a scandal – how the Staffordshire public rose up to seek for justice

Hospital is still where most people die, but from 2005 to 2009 it is estimated that between 400 to 1200 people died needlessly at Mid-Staffs. What exactly were the senior management and hospital Board doing during this time? read on Notes on a scandal – how the Staffordshire public rose up to seek for justice

PharmaTimes online Mid Staffs report slams NHS culture

Gail Beer, Director at the 2020health think-tank and a former hospital director, said: “We need to remember the events at Mid-Staffs happened during a time of unprecedented growth so how can money have been the issue. Although the Strategic Health Authority and hospital Trust Boards were responsible for making sure care was delivered, the focus was always on money and targets. If you got these right, it seemed it didn’t matter if your outcomes were poor. read on Mid Staffs report slams NHS culture

National Health Executive Lewisham decision ‘delaying the inevitable’ – 2020health

Healthcare policy professionals have responded with concern to the announcement that Lewisham will retain its A&E department. 2020health suggested that the recommendations were “not a pick-and-mix list” that Hunt could implement in part. read on Lewisham decision ‘delaying the inevitable’ – 2020health