NHS Debate (Online)

  • Event Start: 4th February 2021, 7:00pm
  • Event Type:

This House Believes The NHS Is The Envy Of The World

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Our ‘free at the point of use’ National Health Service was recently declared by Boris Johnson as ‘one of the great unifying institutions of our country’.  Is the peace of mind its funding model affords, that no one needs to worry about being able to afford treatment, worth the middling healthcare outcomes and year after year of winter crises?  Should Brits clap for the NHS and form a ‘human shield’ from the threat of 'privatisation', or should we learn more from countries other than the US?

Speakers in Proposition:

  • Jeremy Hung  :  A Conservative MP, he was longest serving Health Secretary in British political history and is currently Chairman of the Health & Social Care Select Committee
  • Sir David Nicholson  :  Formerly the Chief Executive of the National Health Service in England, he is currently Chair of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Dr Amir Khan  :  Star of the TV Show GPs: Behind Closed Doors, he is a GP with a special interest in diabetes, and teaches undergraduate medicine students

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Kate Andrews  :  Economics correspondent at the Spectator and host of podcast series Coronomics: Stories From Countries Turned Upside Down
  • Matthew Lesh  :  Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, he is a frequent writer for the Telegraph and has recently criticised NHS bureaucracy
  • Kristian Niemietz  :  Currently the Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, he was previously a specialist in Health & Welfare

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