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

Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee


Our History - from 2006 to present

Line up from one of our first Party Conference Policy events in 2008
Line up from one of our first Party Conference Policy events in 2008 was formed as an independent, social enterprise think tank at the end of 2006 by Julia Manning with the support of health professionals and stakeholders in health. Right from the start the aim was to enable ‘the grassroots’ – public and professionals - to develop and influence policy based on their knowledge, experience and expertise. Capturing front line and public experience as a primary source of ideas remains the core means by which we aim improve health and wellbeing. After 19 years in the NHS, Julia left to work full-time with 2020health at the end of 2009.

Successful campaigns that have emanated from 2020health’s policy research include for the public health body JCVI to remain separate from NICE, to re-evaluate plans for value-based pricing of medicines, extending the right to have a Personal Health Budget and a digital health promotion partnership with Axa PPP and the Design Museum in the annual the ‘Health Tech and You Awards’.

Current work focuses on:

  • harnessing the potential of digital tools for health and wellbeing through an indepth understanding of their value and design;
  • developing the concept of Whole School Wellbeing Communities;
  • mapping a holistic approach to preventing obesity.  



Anti-Bribery Policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure compliance with all applicable anti-bribery and corruption regulations and to ensure that 2020health’s business is conducted in a socially responsible manner. Please click on the link above in the left hand menu or contact the office for further information.

"2020health provides an invaluable forum for those who are interested in development and reform of the Health Service. Its meetings are always stimulating and thought provoking."

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell, former MP & Chair of the Health Select Committee