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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

February

Conservative Home The Conservatives need all-women shortlists now

The Conservatives need all-women shortlists now

I will never forget the day. It was 2008, and my teenage daughter had been selected to stand in the school’s mock mayoral elections. She came home distraught. That day they had been discussing the number of women MPs and her shock at the percentages was genuine. 19.5 per cent overall; nine per cent in the Conservatives; 15 per cent in the Liberal Democrats and Labour with 27 percent. She could not understand the logic; the inequality; the extraordinary bias; she thought it couldn’t be true. read on The Conservatives need all-women shortlists now

BBC Radio Kent Will NICE deny treatments to the elderly?

Will NICE deny treatments to the elderly?

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health talked to Julia George about the new feature that NICE will deny treatments to the elderly if new drugs are assessed using a societal impact model. Gail pointed out that the NHS is committed to treating everyone equally regardless of age, sex, race or creed and that not treating elderly people has a societal impact in terms of using resources so it is not just about treating the young and working population.
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LBC What went wrong at Mid Staffordshire Hospital?

What went wrong at Mid Staffordshire Hospital?

Following the decision by Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, to dissolve the scandal hit Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Ian Payne (sitting in for Iain Dale) on LBC Radio, asked Gail Beer whether the right decision has been made and what went wrong?

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health, worked in the NHS for over 30 years latterly as an Executive Director at Barts and the London NHS Trust. read on What went wrong at Mid Staffordshire Hospital?