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Speaker(s): Dr Zack Cooper, Paul Corrigan, Frank Dobson MP, Alastair McLellan, Zoe Williams
Chair: Professor Simon Hix

Recorded on 12 March 2012 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

This event will bring together a range of experts in the field of NHS reform to debate whether competition has a role to play in improving the NHS. Each speaker to talk for 5 to 7 minutes, before opening to questions from the floor.

Dr Zack Cooper is a health economist at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Zack's work focuses on assessing the impact of competition in hospital and insurance markets and analysing the effect of financial incentives and payment reforms on health care delivery. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and did his Masters and PhD at the London School of Economics.

Paul Corrigan CBE is a Labour politician, and was health adviser to Tony Blair.

Frank Dobson MP is a Labour Party politician who was Secretary of State for Health from 1997 to 1999.

Alastair McLellan is editor of the Health Service Journal.

Zoe Williams is a regular columnist in The Guardian and New Statesman.

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