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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 Why MPs should no longer have outside interests

Why MPs should no longer have outside interests

The final episode of Michael Cockerill’s Inside the Commons documentary aired earlier this week after the news emerged of Sir Malcom Rifkind’s resignation from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament – and that he is also to retire as an MP. read on Why MPs should no longer have outside interests

BBC Radio 4 Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget

Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health spoke about how health is structured in Greater Manchester and other places, at the moment and the current problems and difficulties. Julia mentioned how changes made in the last few years, were criticised by some as causing increased fragmentation. She said one of the questions this new idea of devolving the NHS budget raises is "who is ultimately responsible?" Simply shifting who holds the money isn't going to release funds and efficiency by itself. Julia asks ultimately "what problem are we trying to solve?"
read on Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget

Channel 5 News Risk of getting cancer increases, but survival rates improve

Risk of getting cancer increases, but survival rates improve

As experts warn we now have a 1 in 2 chance of getting cancer, Channel Five News spoke to health expert Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health and cancer awareness campaigner Lynn Faulds Wood. The rise is due to improved healthcare and longer life expectancy - more people are surviving into old age, when cancer is more common. But Cancer Research chief executive Harpal Kumar also said that more than four in ten cancers could be prevented by changes in lifestyle. He also called on “adequate funding” to make sure the NHS can deal with “the growing burden of cancer”. Cancer survival, meanwhile, has doubled over the last 40 years and around half of patients now survive the disease for more than 10 years. read on Risk of getting cancer increases, but survival rates improve

BBC Radio Newcastle "Hello my name is…"

"Hello my name is…"

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health, talked to BBC Radio newcastle about the campaign for doctors to introduce themselves properly. The idea was started on social media by Dr Kate Grainger, a young terminally ill doctor. Julia said medical staff need to remember what its like to be on the receiving end of care, of being a vulnerable patient. Medical staff should not forget their bedside manners even when tired & stressed, as all patients need to feel valued, and there should be no differentiation in bedside manners, whether coming from a porter or consultant. After all its heart the NHS is a caring profession. read on "Hello my name is…"