Does the NHS have a future?


Never a week goes by without claims of another ‘crisis’ engulfing the NHS: insufficient resources, dispirited staff, poor safety, waiting times, inadequate social care and more.

To mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, join an audience for a Question Time with an expert panel from nursing, medicine, health policy and research to focus on the challenges and prospects for the future.

Suggest questions and contribute your views at the event. Our panellists are:


  • Dame Donna Kinnair, Director of Nursing Policy & Practice, Royal College of Nursing
  • Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust
  • Professor Dame Jane Dacre, President, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health, LSHTM

 Chaired by Sir Nick Black, Professor of Health Services Research, LSHTM

Those attending will be invited in advance to submit questions for the panel and to contribute to the discussion if they wish to.
The lecture will be recorded and livestreamed.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS on 5 July 2018, LSHTM are publishing a series of expert opinion pieces from some of our leading health service researchers and academics. You can read our NHS 70 series and join the conversation online using #NHS70LSHTM.

Other NHS 70 events:

Thursday 5 July, 2.30-5.30 pm, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU

University College Hospital’s atrium will be transformed on the 70th birthday of the NHS, when they host their annual research open day with 50 different stalls about clinical research. 

Find out how clinical trials work, the latest technology revolutionising treatments and how artificial intelligence is being used to better patient care. Try your hand at surgery and find out how patient care has changed in the last 70 years or meet researchers and talk to them about their work. 


Free to attend but registration is required, please follow the link below.