Health Bill – rationale

Google back a few years and you will find that things were not totally rosy with the NHS before the Health Bill battering began. Whilst the listening continues as to ‘how‘ we take reforms forwards, the government should be ensuring that it gets it messages on the rationale ‘why’ behind the Health Bill much clearer. In a nutshell there are three reasons:

Smarter spending:         We need more tax money spent on treating patients, less money spent on administration.

Improve quality :         We have to adopt more effective ways of treating illness, targeting prevention and enabling simple choices.

Share experience:         We must share responsibility and expertise, develop confidence and put community and kindness at the heart of care.

We’ll develop these thoughts over the next few days.

About Julia Manning

Julia is a social pioneer, writer and campaigner. She studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991, later specialising in visual impairment and diabetes. During her career in optometry, she lectured at City University, was a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital and worked with Primary Care Trusts. She ran a domiciliary practice across south London and was a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. Julia formed 20/20Health in 2006. Becoming an expert in digital health solutions, she led on the NHS–USA Veterans’ Health Digital Health Exchange Programme and was co-founder of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Her research interests are now in harnessing digital to improve personal health, and she is a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at UCL. She is also dedicated to creating a sustainable Whole School Wellbeing Community model for schools that builds relationships, discovers assets and develops life skills. She is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Digital Health Council. Julia has shared 2020health's research widely in the media (BBC News, ITV, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions & Victoria Derbyshire, BBC Radio 4 Today, PM and Woman's Hour, LBC) and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week.
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