Institute for Policy Research

The End of the NHS? How the government is privatising health care in England.

Thu May 01 15:40:00 BST 2014

IPR Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 01 May

Time: 5.15 - 7.00pm

Venue: 5 West 2.3 (for directions please see campus maps)

Speaker: Professor Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary, University of London

Audience: Open to all with registration in advance.

Abstract:

This lecture will show how the government has abolished the NHS; explain how the new structures will operate and what this means for patient access and what needs to be done about it.

Biography:

Professor Allyson Pollock is professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary, University of London. She set up and directed the Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh from 2005 to 2011, and prior to that she was Head of the Public Health Policy Unit at UCL and Director of Research & Development at UCL Hospitals NHS Trust.

She trained in medicine in Scotland and became a consultant in public health medicine in 1991. Her research interests include globalisation; privatisation, marketisation and PFI / PPPs; health services; regulation and trade; pharmaceuticals and clinical trials; and childhood injuries.