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.
The UK Column held this event on 12th May 2018 to discuss these issues, and more.
Click on the speakers below to watch their presentations.