To protect its core principle of “free at the point of need”, will the NHS be forced to reconsider what “need” means in the wake of C19? The government’s blank cheque won’t last forever. As economic reality bites and ‘normal service’ gradually resumes – from non-emergency and elective surgeries to fertility treatment – clinicians and managers may find themselves facing yet more hard choices. Who will navigate the strategic, ethical and moral maze of rebuilding a health service that is affordable, effective – and ready for the next pandemic?
Chair: Merope Mills, Editor and Partner, Tortoise
This ThinkIn is in partnership with Aurora Healthcare Communications
Our special guests include:
Dame Donna Kinnair, General Secretary and Chief Executive, Royal College of Nursing
David Nicholson, Chief Executive of NHS England (2006–14); Chair, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Richard Torbett, Chief Executive, ABPI