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.

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About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social pioneer, writer, campaigner and commentator. Formerly a clinical optometrist specialising in diabetes and visual impairment, she is the founder and Director of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal and Social. 2020health has through research, events and campaigning influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. In 2014, 2020health were founding partners of the Health Tech and You Awards with Axa PPP and the Design Museum. Since 2016, 2020health has increasingly focused on digital health and public health in the community. Julia is a Fellow of the RSA and now also a part-time PhD student at the UCL Interaction Centre, studying the use of digital technology for stress management in the workplace. 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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