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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

April

Sky News Life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales set to rise over next 15 years

Life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales set to rise over next 15 years

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health talked to presenter Samantha Simmonds about the new research from Imperial College concerning life expectancy. Julia focused on the impact an elderly population can and will have on health and social services going forward. read on Life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales set to rise over next 15 years

PharmaTimes The NHS - reform or ruin?

With just days before the UK General Election, the NHS is at the forefront of the campaign trail and the political parties have come out sparring. Labour, it seems, is staging an all-out war, pledging to repeal the Conservatives’ Health and Social Care Act 2012 and end the alleged shift towards privatisation. The Tories, on the other hand, are remaining steadfast, reiterating the relationship between a strong economy and a strong NHS. read on The NHS - reform or ruin?

BBC Radio Kent Smoking in Pregnancy

Smoking in Pregnancy

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health spoke to John Warnett on BBC Radio Kent about smoking in pregnancy. Julia discussed the rational, evidence based case for encouraging mums-to-be to quit smoking through the tried and tested scheme of giving vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables for every week that they don’t smoke. It’s a win-win-win scenario: low cost – healthier mum – healthier baby. Started in Dundee over eight years ago as the ‘Give it up for Baby’ scheme, this smoking cessation support has been shown to be one of the most effective ways of encouraging mothers to quit. read on Smoking in Pregnancy