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. 

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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