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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

May

The Guardian Adopting a pharmacy-first approach can improve health and wellbeing

Pharmacists could alleviate pressure on GPs, who currently undertake 57 million consultations for minor ailments yearly read on Adopting a pharmacy-first approach can improve health and wellbeing

BBC Radio Kent Patients missing GP appointments

Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health was interviewed by BBC Radio Kent about patients missing GP appointments. Julia argues that patient's need to make sure they're doing all they can to manage their own health and using the NHS responsibly. read on Patients missing GP appointments

BBC Radio Berkshire The NHS 111 Service is now up and running in Berkshire

Gail Beer, Director of Operations, 2020health is interviewed by BBC Berkshire. She argues that whilst NHS 111 has had a number of issues, including non-medical people answering the phone calls, we need to wait for the programme to run for a while before we judge its success.
read on The NHS 111 Service is now up and running in Berkshire

BBC Radio Kent Patient’s missing appointments with cancer specialists

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health discusses with John Warnett and Clare McDonnell the reasons for appointments with cancer specialists being missed, include hair appointments and work commitments. read on Patient’s missing appointments with cancer specialists

Arrhythmia Watch Do we need more telehealth?

We have yet to encounter a “sea change” in the adoption of new technologies such as telehealth and telemedicine, in the view of Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP. Why is this? read on Do we need more telehealth?

Comment Response to the announcement of David Nicholson stepping down

Response to the announcement of David Nicholson stepping down

Sir David Nicholson has announced today that he will be standing down as Chief Executive for NHS England in March 2014. read on Response to the announcement of David Nicholson stepping down

ITV Daybreak Rising attendances at A&E

Rising attendances at A&E

“Julia Manning argues that we should be fining people who turn up to A&E drunk. Attendance to A&E is increasing and we cannot go on simply increasing funding and staff. She argues that we need to take a long term view and try to solve the causes of rising attendance, one of which is increasing numbers of people turning up drunk. A fine would act as a disincentive.” read on Rising attendances at A&E

Comment The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes

The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes

Commenting on reports today that A&E attendances have risen, CEO of 2020health Julia Manning said: “It’s essential we focus on the causes of rising attendance, not simply think that a sticking plaster of money and staff is the solution." read on The A&E crisis is not about hospital staff and money – we must focus on the causes

BBC Radio London A&E attendances have risen by 50% in a decade

Julia Manning said it is essential that we focus on the causes of rising attendance, not simply think that a sticking plaster of money and staff is the solution. The causes include poor patient and practice management by GPs, an increase in complex elderly patients, unresponsive social services and people who get drunk. read on A&E attendances have risen by 50% in a decade

The Guardian Today in Healthcare: Report from the UK's emergency doctors

The chief executive of thinktank 2020health has called for fines for people who "abuse the system" by turning up at A&E drunk. Commenting on reports that A&E attendances have risen by 50% in a decade, Julia Manning said that during the week, about 30% of attendance is due to people being drunk, and at weekends this can rise to 70%. read on Today in Healthcare: Report from the UK's emergency doctors

BBC News NHS Funding: GP Funding and Privatisation claims

Adam Fleming reports on the disputed claims over competition in health services, and how patients are - or will be - starting to see changes. He spoke to Colin Campbell of Specsavers, Prof Lindsey Davies of the Faculty of Public Health, and Julia Manning of the 2020health thinktank. read on NHS Funding: GP Funding and Privatisation claims

Pharma Journal Online Consider alternatives to value-based pricing, says 2020health

Pharmaceutical companies should be allowed to continue to fix their own prices for individual drugs, according to a new report from 2020health. The independent health think tank report "Value-based pricing: the wrong medicine for the nation?" surveyed public concerns about proposed value-based pricing. read on Consider alternatives to value-based pricing, says 2020health

BBC Sussex Ambulance services missing their 999 targets for answering emergency calls

Julia Manning tells Neil Pringle on the Breakfast Programme that we need to look at the bigger picture of why the number of 999 calls has more than doubled since the year 2000. Individuals need to take responsibility for how we use the number as well as addressing the increasing number of alcohol related accidents and emergencies. read on Ambulance services missing their 999 targets for answering emergency calls

PM Live Value-based pricing "not in patient interest"

The UK government's plans to introduce a new system of drug pricing that takes into account the wider value of a new medicine is neither in the patient interest nor national interest, according to a leading healthcare think-tank. read on Value-based pricing "not in patient interest"

Huffington Post Learn to Trust Me, I'm a Pharmacist

Knowing for some time that pharmacy advice can play a central role in improving the health literacy of the nation, at Sainsbury's Pharmacy we commissioned a yearlong experiment to prove it. The Wells family Challenge, working with think tank 2020health, explored the potential impact that regular advice and support from an in-store pharmacist could have on the health and wellbeing of ten families from across the UK. read on Learn to Trust Me, I'm a Pharmacist

Mail Online Thought you'd get free care if you fell sick in Spain?

Julia Manning, spokeswoman for think tank 2020health, says: ‘We have heard many reports of holidaymakers being told they must pay for treatment in Spain — despite having an EHIC card. read on Thought you'd get free care if you fell sick in Spain?

PharmaTimes Online UK drug pricing plans damage drug access - report

Barbara Arzymanow, main author of the report said: “The public have been told that politicians are staying out of the NHS, so this change could seem like hypocritical interference. Patients could mistake value-based pricing for a commitment to make more medicines available, which is not the case. One product can have many uses and dosage regimes which are of different ‘value’ to different people." read on UK drug pricing plans damage drug access - report

BMJ New drug pricing scheme could politicise decisions and reduce access, says think tank

"The new proposed drug pricing scheme for the United Kingdom known as value based pricing could turn patients into “political pawns” and make it harder for them to get some drugs, an independent healthcare think tank has said.
read on New drug pricing scheme could politicise decisions and reduce access, says think tank

BBC West Midlands People being charged for medical treatment in Europe

Julia Manning highlights that it is an agreement between the member states in the EU that all individuals receive reciprocal health care. At the moment this isn’t happening, as stories emerge of British tourists being refused free treatment in a number of European countries. read on People being charged for medical treatment in Europe

The Guardian Today in Healthcare: Review from a patient’s perspective of the government’s plans on medicine pricing

Julia Manning, chief executive of 2020health, said: This report entitled “Value-based pricing: the wrong medicine for the nation?” takes the approach of asking what concerns would the public have if a new system of ‘value-based pricing’ were introduced. read on Today in Healthcare: Review from a patient’s perspective of the government’s plans on medicine pricing

Financial Times UK drug pricing plan could trigger ‘avalanche of problems’

2020health argues that valuing drug prices is “not a science capable of precision or consensus conclusions” but rather a “drug rationing system”. read on UK drug pricing plan could trigger ‘avalanche of problems’

BBC Radio Sussex Proposal to introduce CCTV into ambulances

Neil Pringle interviews Julia Manning, Chief Executive, 2020health about the proposal to introduce CCTV into ambulances. read on Proposal to introduce CCTV into ambulances