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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Press Release How the public can save the NHS

Image How the public can save the NHS

Social Enterprise think tank demand radical honesty on future of the NHS

The independent, social enterprise think tank 2020health is calling for the restoration of a truly National Health Service which rewards positive behavioural choices and offers a strategic hospital network.

In their report ‘Going with the Flow’ they highlight details of the funding crisis, public confusion and frustration over what is made available on the NHS and urge government to produce a National Financial Plan and work towards a ‘National Service Guarantee’ to end the postcode lottery of treatment.

They call for a ‘Payment by Results’ tax benefit for people who make positive behavioural choices that reduce their risk of developing illness, and honesty from politicians and NHS leaders on what the NHS can provide in the 21st century.

The ‘Going with the flow’ report also calls for a strategic review of hospitals, public consultation on services, and for greater public understanding of the appropriate use of services.

Julia Manning, CEO of 2020health said: “Politicians to be honest with the public. We are facing a financial crisis and we all need to play our part to ensure we have an NHS for the next generation.”

Gail Beer, co-author of the report said: “We identify some of the themes of the current debate and look beyond ‘the NHS must change’ rhetoric to actually consider how the NHS can survive.”

Ideas from this report are discussed by Julia Manning on ITV’s Tonight at 7.30pm (Thursday 1st May).

BBC Radio 4 Improving Public Health

Improving Public Health

Julia Manning, Chief Executive at 2020health discusses ideas on improving public health, on You and Yours, presented by Shari Vahl. read on Improving Public Health

ITV Tonight What next for the NHS?

What next for the NHS?

Ideas from 2020health Report 'Going with the Flow' are discussed by Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health, on ITV 'Tonight'. read on What next for the NHS?

The Guardian Reward healthy people with tax rebates to save the NHS, urges thinktank

'Payment by results' incentives to quit smoking or manage blood sugar could help reduce burden on services, says 20/20 Health read on Reward healthy people with tax rebates to save the NHS, urges thinktank