Witness Seminar: The Introduction of the NHS Internal Market

1:30pm - 5:00pm / Tuesday 5th December 2017
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
  • Suitable for: Medical Professionals, Civil Servants, Health Services Managers, Academics, Students, Historians and General Public with an interest in the NHS.
  • Admission: Free
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On 5 December 2017, a witness seminar will be held in London on the introduction of the NHS internal market in 1991, which introduced managed competition in the NHS, self-governing hospitals and GP fundholding. The event will bring together leading representatives of the medical profession, civil service, health services management, health economics and government to discuss the origins of the reforms, their aims and their impact. As the NHS faces an uncertain future, what lessons can we learn from one of the most important moments in its recent history?

Confirmed participants include:

Professor Nick Bosanquet. Andrew Burchell. Kenneth Clarke MP. Professor Alain Enthoven. Sir Graham Hart.
Strachan Heppell. Professor Walter Holland. John James. Kenneth Jarrold. Professor Marshall Marinker. Professor
Alan Maynard. Dr John Marks. Bob Nicholls. Dr Geoffrey Rivett. Dr Jonathan Shapiro. Dr Graham Winyard.
Chair: Nick Timmins, Author of The Five Giants