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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Publications 2014

2020health Report Careless Eating Costs Lives

Careless Eating Costs Lives

Covering both education and regulation, ‘Careless eating costs lives’ grasps the extent of the obesity explosion and sets out the essential responses to halting progression and reversing the drastic effects of overweight on individual health, employment, social care and the wider economy. read on Careless Eating Costs Lives

2020health Report Growing older positively: The challenge of ageing with HIV

Growing older positively: The challenge of ageing with HIV

Due to advances in effective HIV treatment more people than ever before are living to older age with HIV. Despite the tremendous advances in effective treatments for HIV, which have resulted in the disease being considered chronic rather than acute, older people with HIV remain at a disadvantage in comparison to their peers, particularly in terms of quality of life. From poor levels of health to access to social care and financial security, the older person living with HIV faces significant challenges. read on Growing older positively: The challenge of ageing with HIV

2020health Report Protecting the nation: Every child matters

Protecting the nation: Every child matters

The childhood immunisation programme needs greater clarity and efficiency if progress is to be made.
read on Protecting the nation: Every child matters

2020health Report Ankylosing Spondylitis: Hard to say, hard to see, time to hear

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Hard to say, hard to see, time to hear

Spondyloarthritis (or spondyloarthropathy; SpA) is the name given to a family of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. Axial spondyloarthritis or axial SpA (often abbreviated to axSpA) refers to a particular form of spondyloarthritis in which the predominant symptom is back pain. read on Ankylosing Spondylitis: Hard to say, hard to see, time to hear

NRAS & 2020health Report Invisible Disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue

Invisible Disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue

This report details the wide-ranging and significant impacts that chronic fatigue has on quality of life and work for people with RA. Much more needs to be done to measure and treat this aspect of the disease, to mitigate its impact on work and daily life, and to promote messages about chronic fatigue in public awareness campaigns about the disease symptoms, which encourage early diagnosis. read on Invisible Disease - Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Fatigue

2020health Report Going with the Flow

Going with the Flow

The public hear the future of the NHS frequently debated by politicians, commentators, economists. This paper identifies some of the themes of the current debate and looks beyond ‘the NHS must change’ mantra to actually consider how to change, what needs to be communicated to people about these themes, how potential solutions can ‘go with the flow’ of public behaviour and what are the consequent trade-offs that need to be understood. Above all, we need managed public debate to de-politicise the NHS and involve us all in decision making that will determine how best to ensure we have an NHS for the future. read on Going with the Flow