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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

November

The Telegraph NHS spends on £80 million a year on paracetamol prescriptions

NHS spends on £80 million a year on paracetamol prescriptions

Over 20 million prescriptions a year issued for medicine that can be bought for as little as 19p in the supermarket. read on NHS spends on £80 million a year on paracetamol prescriptions

BBC Radio Kent NHS Strike

Julia Manning, Chief Executive at 2020health discussed the NHS Strike over the governments decision not to implement the recommended 1% pay rise. With Nurses, Paramedics and Healthcare included in the walk out. Julia points out that people working in the public service shouldn't strike as they have a duty to provide a service to the public, and the public after all, are paying their wages! read on NHS Strike

BBC Look North Over crowding at Accident & Emergency Departments

Over crowding at Accident & Emergency Departments

Gail Beer, Director of Operations at 2020health, featured on BBC Look North discussing over crowding at Accident & Emergency departments. As a former nurse and Executive Director of an NHS Trust, from her experience merely asking people not to turn up at A&E because they are busy is not the solution to over crowding. She said it is reactive rather than solving the problem and the NHS need to provide good services that enable people to easily access the right kind of care when they need it and feel at their most vulnerable. read on Over crowding at Accident & Emergency Departments

BBC News Super-Obese

Super-Obese

Nearly 40% of under-25s who have weight-loss surgery in the UK are classified as super-obese, according to new figures. Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health discussed the new report from the National Bariatric Surgery Registry, which includes information on more than 18,000 weight-loss operations in 137 UK hospitals between 2010 and 2013. Julia referenced the recent 2020health report 'Careless Eating Costs Lives' which highlights how a whole system response is required to tackle the Obesity crisis at all levels. read on Super-Obese