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The NHS: The Next 10 Years

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Department of Social Policy and LSE Health and Social Care public lecture

Date: Thursday 14 June 2007
Time: 11.45am
: Old Theatre, Ground floor, Old Building
Speaker: Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt MP
Chair: Professor Alistair McGuire

In this lecture, Patricia Hewitt will reflect on the achievements and lessons learnt from the last ten years of investment and reform in the health service. 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. Ms Hewitt 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.

This event is free and open to all but pre-registration is required. Registration will now also be able to take place on the day once places are still available.

Update: Tuesday 12th June

Please note the venue for this lecture has now been moved to the Old Theatre on the ground floor of the Old Building due to the increased interest in this event.

For further information please email lsehsc@lse.ac.uk.


A podcast of this event is available to download from the LSE public lectures and events podcasts channel.


A transcript of this event is now available to download

Download: The NHS: The Next 10 Years (pdf)


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