Author Archives: Julia Manning

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.

Fabulous Night at the Museum!

Finalists and judges joined AXA PPP Healthcare and 2020Health at the Design Museum last night to celebrate innovation and present their joint 3rd Annual Health Tech and You Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the finalists. Thank … Continue reading

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: Mable Care

MABLE is a personalised Care Management System for older adults and their family to improve their Quality of Life: monitoring loneliness depression anxiety and safety. MABLE offers communication technology understanding the language used to build positive relationships. Ideal in extending … Continue reading

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: Inspair

Inspair a compact add-on turning traditional inhalers into smart medical devices. People living with respiratory disease have been using inhalers for decades. Unfortunately inhalers misuse is far too common (86%). As a result asthma control was suboptimal in 56.5 % … Continue reading

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: HealthUnlocked

HealthUnlocked is a social network with over 500 health and wellbeing online communities/forums on different conditions. Millions of people come to it each month to compare experiences and get support from other people who have the same health condition as … Continue reading

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: TickerFit

TickerFit was founded by chartered physiotherapist Avril Copeland. Avril founded the company after becoming frustrated seeing the same patients readmitted to hospital due to a lack of follow on support. TickerFit enables healthcare providers to deliver primary and secondary prevention … Continue reading

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: Cellnovo

The Cellnovo vision is that those who rely on medical devices should benefit from the same advances in technology to improve the care they receive and to make their lives easier. The life today of a typical Type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: uMotif

uMotif is the leading next-generation digital platform to capture patient-generated health data for health services and clinical research. The clinically-proven platform has been deployed in 16 conditions globally capturing millions of data points to impact care. uMotif unrivalled design quality … Continue reading

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