Annual Public Health Lecture

  • Annual Lecture – Sally Sheard – ‘Why we are waiting: exploring the political economy of the NHS’


    Ancoats Hospital Outpatients’ hall, 1952


    Sally Sheard
    (Department of Public Health and Policy, University of Liverpool)

    Peaceful, orderly, and sometimes stoical waiting is a quintessentially British phenomenon. It has been a feature of the NHS since its first day. Yet there have been times when the subliminal trade-off of free treatment in return for rationing by waiting has surfaced as individual and political crises: visible in encounters between doctors and patients, and between NHS authorities and politicians. The history of waiting illuminates key shifts in NHS governance and accountability.

    Tuesday, 6th November 2018, at 5.30 pm
    Venue:  John Snow Lecture Theatre B, LSHTM, Keppel Street Building

    (Followed by a reception in the café area)

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