Public event at Kent to examine the state of the NHS at 70

The University is hosting a free public event examining the state of the NHS as it marks 70 years since its inception.

The event takes places on Thursday 12 July from 18.30 and has been organised by the Centre for Health Services Studies, part of the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University.

It is designed to present a more accurate assessment of the health of the NHS and give the public the chance to ask questions to a panel of experts well-placed to comment on its problems, successes and future direction.

University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Karen Cox will introduce the event, which will feature insights and opinions from:

  • Rosie Duffield, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable
  • Professor Sir Nick Black from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Steve Smith, Chair of East Kent Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Steve Inett, the CEO of Healthwatch Kent.

The event starts with a free drinks reception from 18.30 – 19.00 before the panel discussion session that runs 19.00 – 21.00.

It is taking place at the Colyer-Fergusson Music Building on the University’s Canterbury campus. Parking is free from 17.00 on campus and there is no booking required.