Keeping the Spirit of Bevan Alive

We are delighted to be able to report that nominations are now open for the Bevan Foundation’s third annual Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing.

Screen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.38.07The Prize, which is sponsored by the Open University, UNISON and the Aneurin Bevan Society, will be awarded to an individual and an organisation that have made an exceptional commitment to advancing health and wellbeing in their field, while embodying the founding principles of the NHS. A third prize will be awarded for lifetime achievement at the discretion of the judges.

Past winnersScreen Shot 2015-04-15 at 12.37.23 include Cecilia Anim, current President of the Royal College of Nursing, Susan Semple, who works with the homeless community in Belfast and Professor Dame Carol Black (left), the 2014 winner of the Lifetime Contribution Award.

Jeremy Miles, Secretary of The Bevan Foundation said: “The NHS is one of our most cherished national institutions. This prize, named for the architect of the NHS, Aneurin Bevan, will once again celebrate all that is best about the Health Service and recognise those individuals and organisations that are making a positive contribution to equality of access to health and equality of health outcomes.”

A panel made up of David Brindle (Public Services Editor, The Guardian); Baroness Finlay of Llandaff; and Jaselle Williams (Trustee, Bevan Foundation) will judge  nominations and award the 2015 Prize this July in the House of Commons, London.

If you know an organisation or individual that you feel should be acknowledged for their contribution to healthcare and improving care for patients please see below

Further information about the 2015 Bevan Prize is available from the Bevan Foundation’s website. 

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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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