Changing the conversation about health

The College of Medicine launches Hope for the Future, a ten-year manifesto for better health

The College of Medicine has launched Hope for the Future, a ten-year plan for better healthcare.

Hope for the Future, launched on Monday 20th March 2021, is a manifesto for achieving better health, written by pioneering figures in UK health including Sir Sam Everington, Dame Donna Kinnair and Sir Stephen Holgate.

Over 15 succinct chapters, those currently working on the frontline of health document their thoughts, experiences and opinions on how we can improve healthcare for everyone.


Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, calls for schools to have their own full-time nurse in the manifesto.

Dame Donna says: ‘With one in six children and young people experiencing mental health issues, the role of the school nurses has never been more important in assisting them. 

‘We also know issues such as obesity and diabetes are increasing. Investing in school nurses can go a long way to reducing the impact of these issues, which can have lifelong consequences.’

Our Chair, Dr Michael Dixon, a pioneer of social prescribing, describes Hope for the Future as ‘a rallying cry demanding that medicine must step out of the hospital and GP surgery and become part of the community’.

In a video address launching the manifesto, Dr Dixon said: “We want Hope for the Future to bring hope, particularly to the young and the old, who have suffered so much during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“What we offer is a vision of a radically different future, where we want, and can, live better and healthier lives.”

Find out how the College of Medicine plans to redefine medicine over the next ten years by reading the manifesto. And please do join us in helping to share #Hopeforthefuture across our social media platforms.

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