Wolfson Fellow at Café Scientifique on Tuesday 18th November
(12 November 2008)
Professor David Hunter will present... The NHS at 60: Does it have a future?
Health care systems everywhere are in a state of permanent revolution as they struggle to cope with multiple pressures arising from changing demography, new technologies and the impact of globalisation. Focusing on the NHS, now in its 61st year, David will consider what the future holds. He will argue that the growing marketisation of the NHS in England poses major risks to its founding values and principles with no evidence that it will lead to an improved system. There is also an urgent need for the NHS and government to place more emphasis on promoting health rather than treating sickness if the health service is to remain affordable.
David is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Medicine and Health and Wolfson Research Institute at Durham University. He is also Chair of the UK Public Health Association. He has observed and commented upon every major NHS reorganisation since its first in 1974. His most recent book, The Health Debate, published in September by Policy Press deals in greater depth with the issues to be covered in the talk.
8.00pm at Arc, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees
Please ask for a ticket at the booking office to enable Arc to know how many people are in the Point theatre.
A project of John Snow College