One-Day Symposium announcement: Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

9th May 2017: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT

Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM, and the Institute of Public Policy Research, with support from the Wellcome Trust

This symposium will bring together historians and policy makers to ask what we can learn from 20th century British history about the decentralisation of health powers and the local reform agenda. Greater devolution has been common ground in public policy in recent years, both across the four nations of the UK, and subsequently to regions and local authorities – with devo-Manc and STPs at the forefront of peoples’ minds. Yet there is a much longer history of debate and dillemmas in the British health system about striking the proper balance between the central and the local, that goes right back to before the NHS. Our aim is to explore that history, and see what light it may shed on today’s policy puzzles.

For full details of speakers, themes and registration, please see: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/events/2017/05/devolution-and-transformation-in-the-nhs


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