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UK secretary of state for health Patricia Hewitt will give a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 14 June.

In a lecture entitled 'The NHS: the next 10 years, she will set out how, over the coming decade, the NHS can rise to the challenge of delivering the best health and healthcare for patients, and the best value for money for taxpayers. The lecture will also tackle head on proposals for alternative ways of funding healthcare, such as co-payments, and demonstrate how a universal, tax-funded NHS can remain 'the best insurance policy in the world'.

Patricia Hewitt was appointed secretary of state for health in May 2005. From 2001 to 2005, she was secretary of state for trade and industry, the longest-serving holder of that post since the late 1950's, and cabinet minister for women. Before entering the Cabinet, she was minister for small business and e-commerce at the Department of Trade and Industry and, previously, economic secretary to the Treasury.

Professor Alistair McGuire, LSE Health, will chair this event.

LSE - The NHS: the next 10 years is on Thursday 14 June 2007 at 11.45am in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required

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To reserve a seat please contact Champa Heidbrink, LSE, at c.heidbrink@lse.ac.uk|

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Times
The top stories (19 June)
2 The National Health Service may undergo further reorganisation. In a lecture at the London School of Economics, the Health Secretary, Patricia Hewitt, raised the question of how independent the NHS might become in the future. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/|
career_and_jobs/public_sector/article1948667.ece| 

Nursing in Practice (15 June)
Patricia Hewitt's speech at LSE mentioned.
http://www.nursinginpractice.com/default.asp?title=|
CallsforindependentNHSrejected&page=article.display&article.id=3799| 

OnMedica (15 June)
http://www.onmedica.net/content.asp?c=40349&t=1| 

Guardian
Hewitt to rule out independent NHS (14 June) 

Hewitt rejects independent NHS plea (14 June)
Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt has rejected calls for the NHS to be run by an independent body. 

Sky lunchtime news   (14 June)
Patricia Hewitt gave an interview for Sky News at LSE before giving a public lecture at the School on the future of the NHS. BBC News online also attended the event.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/home|

Channel 4 News
Hewitt rejects NHS 'independence' (14 June)
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/uk/hewitt+rejects+independent+nhs+plea/559752| 

BBC News Online
Hewitt rejects NHS 'independence' (14 June)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6752975.stm| 

Public Private Finance
Councils may get more power over health PFI (14 June)
Says health secretary Patricia Hewitt in a lecture today at LSE. 

Healthcare Republic
Pat steals the limelight from LMCs (14 June)
The Telegraph was just one of the papers that ran the early release of her [Patricia Hewitt's] speech, due to be made today at LSE 

Excite.co.uk
Hewitt rejects NHS 'independence' (14 June) 

Guardian
Hewitt to rule out independent NHS (14 June) 

Sky lunchtime news
Patricia Hewitt gave an interview for Sky News at LSE before giving a public lecture at the School on the future of the NHS. BBC News online also attended the event.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/home| 

Public Private Finance
Councils may get more power over health PFI (14 June)
Health secretary Patricia Hewitt wants to allow some councils to take over primary care trusts' commissioning functions, giving them an even greater say over partnership building programmes. This proposal is one of a number Hewitt will make in a lecture today at LSE. 

Healthcare Republic
Pat steals the limelight from LMCs (14 June)
The Telegraph was just one of the papers that ran the early release of her [Patricia Hewitt's] speech, due to be made today at LSE, which condemned Gordon Brown's big idea of appointing an independent board to run the NHS. 

Independent
Independent NHS to be ruled out (14 June)
Patricia Hewitt, the health secretary, will today put an end to speculation that Gordon Brown will make the NHS independent of political control when he becomes prime minister. In a lecture at the London School of Economics, she will reject proposals for an independent board. 

Daily Telegraph
Your big idea for the NHS won't work, Hewitt warns Brown (14 June)
Source: Lexis Nexis

Financial Times
Hewitt to propose NHS revamp  (14 June)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/5a824e1e-1a14-11dc-99c5-000b5df10621.html| 

Daily Mirror
Gord gets a warning over NHS (14 June)
Source: Lexis Nexis

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