Friday Forward and Back

Looking Back:

We had a fantastic Tuesday at our Telehealth Summit in partnershp wtih the RCGP. Skinner’s Hall in the City was full of entrepreneurial GPs, Nurses, Hospital Doctors, Innovators and Providers who know that we have to transform the way we deliver care in the 21st century.More on this to follow.

The Health Bill is going through scrutiny again, not that anyone had had time to read the amendments before it got underway, but you can read what was said here, and the amendments here (good luck).

Electronic Health records received a public blow as Google Health ‘retired’, however there are a growing number of opportunities to access your health data through organisations such as Patient Knows Best and go-ahead surgeries such as Haugton Thornley Medical Centre. Microsoft may be jubilant at their rival’s departure but HealthVault isn’t widely know in the UK. Why not?

What the professional bodies are now saying about the Health Bill has been summarised but of course the focus this weekend will be on Dilnot – and those who were with 2020health, Dilnot and Saga at the June 7th roundtable launch of our report ‘Take Care’  will know that he has picked up on my major line : we have to remove the fear from growing frail and ill.

So Looking Forward next week highlights are:

  • 4th Report from Dilnot, Warner and Williams on Funding for Social Care
  • 4th/5th Initial government response to above
  • 5th Health Bill Committee meeting
  • 6th 2020health roundtable on GPs and the Health Bill
  • 6th-8th NHS Confed

About Julia Manning

Julia Manning is a social entrepreneur, writer, campaigner and commentator. She is based in London and is the founder and Chief Executive of 2020health, an independent, social enterprise Think Tank whose aim is to Make Health Personal. Through networking, technology, research, relationships and campaigning 2020health has influenced opinion and action in fields as diverse as bioethics, alcohol, emerging technologies, fraud, education, consumer technology and vaccination. Julia studied visual science at City University and became a member of the College of Optometrists in 1991. Her career has included being a visiting lecturer at City University, a visiting clinician at the Royal Free Hospital, working with south London Primary Care Trusts and as a Director of the UK Institute of Optometry. She specialised in diabetes (University of Warwick Certificate in Diabetic Care) and founded Julia Manning Eyecare in 2004, a home and prison visiting practice for people with mental and physical disabilities using the latest digital technology, which she sold to Healthcall (now part of Specsavers) in 2009. Experiences of working in the NHS, contributing to policy development, raising two children in the inner-city and standing in the General Election in Bristol in 2005 led to Julia forming 2020health at the end of 2006. Julia is a regular guest on TV and radio shows such as BBC News, ITV’s Daybreak/ GMB, Channel 5 News, BBC 1′s The Big Questions, BBC Radio, LBC and has taken part in debates and contributed to BBC’s Newsnight, Panorama, You and Yours and ITV’s The Week. She is mum to a rugby-mad son, a daughter passionate about Shakespeare, and wife of a comprehensive school assistant head-teacher. She loves gardening, ballet, Zimbabwe, her Westies Skye and Angus, is an honorary research associate at UCL and a Fellow of the RSA.
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