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17:30 - 19:00 9 October 2014

Liberating the NHS: The creation of NHS England

Location

Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT | UCL Medical Sciences Building (link Map)
London | WC1E | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information

Professor Sir Malcolm John Grant. CBE, Chair NHS England

Since its creation in 1948, the NHS has been a nationalised service industry under the direct control of the Secretary of State for health. New Health Secretaries have tended to set about immediately reorganising priorities, objectives and structures, but very few have remained in post for more than two years. This is not provided the long-term stability that is necessary to plan for the very different model of care this is now needed for an ageing population with a high incidence of chronic disease. NHS England, which assumed responsibility for the entire commissioning budget from April 2013, was intended to liberate the NHS from direct political control. How far has that plan succeeded in practice?


Contact

Sarah Chaytor
s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk


Provost (Professor) Malcolm Grant