The NHS at 70: how can it survive and thrive for another 70 years?

This is the first of our keynote debates bringing together experts and commentators to give their views on the solutions they think are needed to ensure the NHS thrives for another 70 years. The debate was chaired by Nick Timmins, senior fellow at the King’s fund, with a panel consisting of:

  • Chair: Nick Timmins, former public policy editor at the Financial Times and senior fellow at The King’s Fund
  • Eileen Burns, President of the British Geriatric Society and Consultant in Care of the Elderly
  • Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice, independent peer, Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and former Head of the Number Ten Policy Unit under David Cameron
  • Anya de Iongh, patient leader and Patient Editor of the British Medical Journal
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos Mori
  • Polly Toynbee, Columnist, The Guardian

The debate can be viewed below (debate starts at 23:00 minutes):