Without Telehealth the NHS will fail

In our Future Forum response we said:

It should be expected that managers and clinicians alike adopt modern technology at scale into new pathways and this should be reflected in the reimbursement system. We know this isn’t covered in the Bill but there has to be an urgent push to transform the way we deliver care. How we deliver care now is unsustainable in terms of the inefficient use of the workforce and the rising demand due to an ageing population.

We honestly believe that unless we embrace technology and use time and money much more carefully, the NHS will fail to deliver the care that it should to the most vulnerable in society, and miss a massive opportunity to help people take more control over their health.

This is why we have teamed up with the RCGP to run a Telehealth Summit next week. Speakers will show how they have transformed care and what the opportunities are from the consulting room into the community and into the home. Details are on our website – let us know if you’d like to be a part of our campaign to deliver Healthcare without Walls.


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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