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What Women Want: A Manifesto For Health 2010

What Women Want: A Manifesto For Health 2010

“If freedom is to be sustainable it is not about having choice per se, but making the right choices. And to make the right choices we need the full picture, which is partly enabled by having both male and female perspectives. Decisions then have an enhanced legitimacy and could well be more effective.”

With contributions from Dr Iona Heath CBE, Rosamund Shackleton, Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE, Gail Beer, Barbara Arzymanow, Sarah Matthew, Miss Su-Anna Boddy, Dr Naomi Beer, Dr Nini Adetuberu, Matilda MacAttram, Kate Wortham, Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE, Sue Slipman, Julia Manning, Nicola Hunter, Gopa Mitra MBE and Prue Leith OBE.

Julia Manning, 2020health Chief Executive

ISBN 978-1-907635-00-7

2020health, 83 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0HW Published March 2010 © 2020health.org March 2010

What Women Want: A Manifesto For Health 2010 With contributions from Dr Iona Heath CBE, Rosamund Shackleton, Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE, Gail Beer, Barbara Arzymanow, Sarah Matthew, Miss Su-Anna Boddy, Dr Naomi Beer, Dr Nini Adetuberu, Matilda MacAttram, Kate Wortham, Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE, Sue Slipman, Julia Manning, Nicola Hunter, Gopa Mitra MBE and Prue Leith OBE.

What Women Want: A Manifesto For Health 2010 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Each contributor retains the right to be identified as the author of their work on accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents act 1988. Please note that the opinions expressed herein are the authors own, and are not necessarily representative of the views of their member organisations or those of 2020health.

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Contents

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The Public Health Agenda – Dr Nini Adetuberu

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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries – Barbara Arzymanow

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Staying at Home (the new Admission Avoidance) – Gail Beer

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My Vision for General Practice – Dr Naomi Beer

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The Future of Surgery – Miss Su-Anna Boddy

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The Nursing Revolution – Baroness Julia Cumberlege CBE

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Is prevention really better than cure? – Dr Iona Heath CBE

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The Future of Physiotherapy in the UK – Nicola Hunter

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Nutritional Literacy – Prue Leith OBE

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Mental Health – The Diversity Approach – Matilda MacAttram

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Pathways to progress: The role of patient information in a 21st century health service – Sarah Matthew

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We need a revolution to defeat the new ‘demand giants’ – Julia Manning

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Self Care – lost and found – Gopi Mitra MBE

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Future of Elderly Care in England – Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE

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What Government needs to implement to improve the performance of the Health Visiting profession – Rosamund Shackleton

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Foundation trusts – building on firm foundations – Sue Slipman

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NHS working in partnership – shared information and communication – Kate Wortham

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About 2020health

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When I began to tell people that 2020health was producing an all-female authored manifesto for health, about half of the responses assumed that all we would be talking about would be ‘women’s health’ issues. This reaction is a salient fact in itself, which we won’t address here. But our “What Wo