Tag Archives: NHS England

Mental Health Taskforce show services are still like having ambulances for only half the country

Our Comment on the Mental Health Five Year Forward View, published February 15th. Mental health services are still like having ambulances for only half the country – Questions on needs and costs are still unanswered. 2020health welcomes the emphasis on … Continue reading

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First impressions of an NHS conference

Guest Blog by Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations, Independent Age Older people, as we know, are huge users of the NHS. People aged 65 or over account for one in six of the population but one in two hospital … Continue reading

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NDPP – Potential game-changing programme to delay or stop onset of Type 2 diabetes

Guest Blog by Louise Ansari, Director of Prevention, Diabetes UK Most readers of 2020Health will be concerned about the rising tide of diabetes – some may even have heard that there is a new push on prevention. As Diabetes Week … Continue reading

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Why the NHS becoming more Parkinson’s friendly can deliver a better person-centred experience

Guest blog by Laura Cockram, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Parkinson’s UK  127,000 people across the UK are living with Parkinson’s – a progressive, neurological condition with no cure. Around a third of people with Parkinson’s develop symptoms before 65, … Continue reading

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NHS 111. Again. Is it THE problem? And how much is it costing?

Two things to me seem obvious. No doctor likes NHS 111. Secondly if you open another gate to the NHS, more people will go through it! It’s worth remembering that NHS 111 replaced NHS Direct which had one medically trained person … Continue reading

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Where will the money come from to connect the NHS?

Guest Blog by 2020health Consultant Director, John Cruickshank Published in November 2014, ‘Personalised Health and Care 2020’ sets out a framework for action around the exploitation and adoption of digital healthcare.   The document has been prepared by the National Information … Continue reading

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Long live the NHS?

I have just been watching Sir Malcolm Grant speak about the appointment of Simon Stevens as the new head of NHS England. He talked about Simon being a global leader and he certainly is well respected on both sides of … Continue reading

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