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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


2020health press release The NHS as a national asset - Putting patients and growth at the heart of the NHS

A new 2020health report that focuses on putting patients and growth at the heart of the NHS.

  • Don’t hamper competition
  • Admit choice has its limits
  • Don’t undermine NICE
  • Put safety ahead of sentimentality – allow failure
  • Merge CQC and Monitor and stop self-assessment
  • Introduce payment-by-results for patients
  • Increase chances for co-payments

Are all recommendations made in 2020health’s response to the NHS Future Forum published today.
“Whilst supporting much of the direction of travel the Health Bill makes some key omissions that would drive improved health benefits and stimulate economic growth: the adoption of technology to transform long-term condition management, extension of co-payments and incentivising personal responsibility in healthcare.” Said Julia Manning, CE of 2020health
“Competition has to be real, there has to be the chance of failure – otherwise we will repeat the mistakes of the banking crisis where high risks were taken on the assumption that the bank would not be allowed to fail – only in this case it means poor hospitals survive while patients die due to inadequate care.”
The government must not allow vested interests,whereparties want to either keep things the same or prevent limitations to their power or expose them to greater scrutiny, to prevent forging ahead with improvements.
Our recommendations come under three headings:
1.      Smarter spending  
2.      Improving the quality           
3.      Re defining the caring experience   


is an independent, grass-roots, think tank for health and technology interested in realistic solutions. 

Julia Manning authored Health, Humanity and Justice: Emerging technologies and health policy in the 21st century Published by 2020health, October 2010 Available here.

2020health Report The NHS as a National Asset

The NHS as a National Asset

The NHS is a national asset. This report responds to NHS Future Forum's report and focuses on putting patients and growth at the heart of the NHS. read on The NHS as a National Asset