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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Sky News & Channel 5 Tougher Hospital Inspections

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health was interviewed by Sky News and Channel 5 News on Sir Mike Richards' suggestion to introduce tougher hospital inspections.

Julia argued that it was positive to encourage patients as volunteers into hospitals as part of the inspection process. It is vital that the patient voice is heard by professionals and this could also be a way to regain patients' trust in the NHS. However, it's a shame that the current proposal means that patients won't be allowed to inspect their local hospital, as it is this service which people will care most about. We also need to make sure we're not excluding certain sectors of society from taking part in hospital inspections, who won't be able to give up their time to volunteering.