Tuesday 13 December, 10-11.15am
Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE
Patricia Hewitt MP, secretary of state for health, will give a lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Tuesday 13 December.
The lecture is titled Investment and Reform: transforming health and healthcare and is LSE Health and Social Care's 2005 annual lecture.
The health secretary will set out the government's reform programme for the NHS, explain how government reforms will create a patient-led NHS, where improvements to standards of healthcare are continuous and driven by patients not politicians. She will tackle issues such as use of the private sector to deliver NHS services, greater choice for patients, and getting efficiency, productivity and better value for money, and place the reform programme in the context of social democratic values and a fast-changing society with complex, diverse and ever-increasing demands on our system of health care.
Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy at LSE and co-director of LSE Health and Social Care, will chair the event.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.
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Click here for a transcript of the full speech
Click here to download a PDF of the publication Health reform in England: Update and next steps by the Department of Health
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