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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

BBC Somerset "Getting people back to work"

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health was interviewed by Ben McGrail on BBC Somerset about a programme in Somerset to get people back to work. The programme aimed to improve people's employment skills, improve health and fitness to give people the confidence they need to get back to work. Julia Manning argues that in our society we no longer make the link between work and health. In the past, medicine was based around getting people fit enough to go back to work or to look after their children, today we need to start talking about how to re-establish this link. We need to provide people with a lot of support and look at other countries where back to work programmes have worked well.