Tag Archives: NHS

Questions that need an answer: Mental Illness

As the statistics below demonstrate, the need for treatment, prevention and early intervention for people who experience different mental illnesses is acute, yet services are still woefully under-resourced. We encourage you to ask these questions at all opportunities and campaign … Continue reading

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No one is empowered if the truth is not shared

The new statutory duty of candour was introduced for NHS bodies in England (trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities) from 27 November 2014, and will apply to all other care providers registered with CQC from 1 April 2015. Today … 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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Psychology in digital health: It’s the missing piece of the jigsaw…

Guest blog by Jessica Auton from Aseptika Ltd (Activ8rlives), winners of  the ‘Manage My Condition’ Category in this year’s AXA PPP ‘Health Tech & You’ Awards The psychology of self-management and the impact of digital technology: With the shift towards self-monitoring utilising digital healthcare, … 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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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. The Prize, which is sponsored by the Open University, UNISON and the Aneurin Bevan Society, … Continue reading

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The voice of nursing is loud and clear

Guest Blog from the Royal College of Nursing As we approach the General Election few issues are provoking more debate than the future of the NHS. Health care is a top priority for almost every voter, from patients and their … Continue reading

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Health Tech and You: Helping to reach a tipping point

By Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health In our previous blog we were looking at the value of the personalised health agenda. But having vision and developing policy based on that vision is one thing. Identifying the ‘how to’ steps to … Continue reading

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The next government must make high quality cancer care a priority during, and after, the upcoming general election

Guest Blog by Ellie Rose, Public Affairs Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support There are now 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK. By 2020, this is estimated to rise to 3 million. And by the end of next year … Continue reading

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