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1st Southwest Medical Debate: Should the NHS be Privatised?

The Southwest Medical Debate Committee debates whether the NHS should be privatised.

Event details

The Exeter side comprises of Sir Denis Pereira Gray OBE (past-president of the Royal College of General Practitioners), Professor Brian Kirby OBE (Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Exeter University) and Professor Stuart Logan (paediatric epidemiologist).

The Plymouth side comprises of Professor Rod Sheaff (Professor in Health Service Resources), Professor Sheena Asthana (Professor of Health Policy) and Professor Poorna Gunasekera (Ophthalmologist and Professor of Biomedical Sciences).External judges include Professor Salman Rawaf (Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health), Professor Robin Williamson (past-president of the Royal Society of Medicine) and Professor Walter Holland (Emeritus Professor of Public Health at LSE).

We understand this may be one of very few occasions that those debating this topic are all involved in the medical profession with differing roles (encompassing clinical medicine, education, health policy and health economics).

All are welcome. However, as a full lecture theatre is anticipated, please email: to reserve a place.

For more information visit the debate website.


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