The NHS at 70 – Unsustainable?

Date: Thursday 11 October

Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Chairs: Pennie Taylor

Participants: Gavin Francis, GP and author, Sue Cameron, broadcaster, Theresa Fyffe, Director, Royal College of Nursing Scotland, Helen Puttick, health correspondent, The Times

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In partnership with The Open University in Scotland

The NHS is 70 years old. Join Chair Pennie Taylor, journalist and broadcaster, and panellists Gavin Francis, GP and author; Sue Cameron, broadcaster; Theresa Fyffe, Director, Royal College of Nursing Scotland; and Helen Puttick, health correspondent, The Times, to discuss whether Bevan and Beveridge’s vision of the NHS has stood the test of time or is this jewel of the welfare state en route to becoming an unsustainable behemoth without swift integration, privatisation and reform?

What can NHS England and Scotland learn from each other? Is it possible to take the politics out of universal access to healthcare and put patient care and outcomes at the top of the health agenda