The NHS at 70 debate (Liverpool)

The NHS at 70 debate (Liverpool)

Event Details

  • Venue : Radisson Blu, Liverpool, L3 9BD
  • Date : 25 July 2018

A series of debates delivered in partnership by NHS Providers, NHS Clinical Commissioners, Royal College of Physicians, National Voices and Ipsos Mori.

Watch live from 6.30pm on 25 July


The NHS is at a watershed moment as it approaches its 70th anniversary on 5 July 2018. It remains one of the most treasured institutions in the UK. But it faces severe challenges from: rapidly rising demand for care from an ageing population with more complex needs, the increasing cost of new drugs and technologies, a workforce that is stretched to its limits and declining performance against key targets – all set against the backdrop of the longest financial squeeze in the NHS’s history.

This is the second of two debates that will bring together experts and commentators to give their views on the solutions they think are needed to ensure the NHS thrives for another 70 years, chaired by the BBC’s health correspondent Dominic Hughes. Confirmed panellists include:

  • Anita Charlesworth CBE, Director of Research and Economics at the Health Foundation
  • Estephanie Dunn, North West Regional Director at the Royal College of Nursing
  • Alex Fox OBE, CEO of Shared Lives Plus
  • Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori