Manuela Anacker is a qualified social scientist and speaker for social politics of the social union VdK NRW since 2008. Her activitay emphases are age, care and health. On top of that she participates in different countrywide panels, e.g. as speaker of PatientInnen-Netzwerk NRW, the representatives convention of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Westfalen and the recently founded comission Alter und Pflege NRW. Since 2013 she represents the union of affected people of healthcare in questions of healthcare quality on national level.