The National Health Service is is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation's most loved institutions ... so says the NHS.
Yet whilst many people would agree with this statement, many others are warning that the NHS, still sold to us as a national treasure, has changed beyond recognition. Out has gone dispersed community hospitals staffed and managed by dedicated doctors and nurses, and in has come super hospitals, big budgets, profits and losses, ballooning management, commissioning groups, change agents and transformational leadership. Of great concern to many people - those working in the NHS and those members of the public that pay for and use the NHS - is the ever growing evidence that the NHS is being privatised a step at a time. Welcome to Public Private Partnerships.
And all of this very muddy NHS pond is stirred by ever more intricate and invasive political policy from the mainstream parties.
Over the last few years the UK Column has been contacted by many people with huge concerns about the NHS. They report pressurised and increasingly chaotic working conditions, fraud, medical neglect, the minefield of the Health Service Ombudsman and NHS compensation, and as in the case with Mid Staffordshire, significant preventable deaths.
At the same time we also hear reports of the excellent care and medical treatment received in NHS hospitals. We have experienced this for ourselves, and are very grateful for that professionalism and the kindness shown by NHS staff.
So what is really happening in the NHS? If you are a medical professional or a member of the general public and have interest or concerns please come and join us at the NHS Dying for Good Health conference as we explore what's really happening to the NHS. Isn't it time for the truth?
Where and When
Saturday, 12th May 2018 - Doors open: 10am
N Circus St,
Please note: we will not be sending out physical tickets. Please print the order confirmation email that we will send you and bring it to the venue.
If you are a UK Column member, please make sure you are logged in before your order your tickets so that the members discount is available to you.