The Spectator hosted a lively discussion on healthcare in the 21st century with Alastair Stewart, journalist and ITN newscaster, and a special guest panel.
The rapid development of new technology is changing the way we live and how our illnesses are cured. Given our ageing population and the rise in age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, what role can innovation play in improving our health, as well as the NHS and society as a whole?
This panel discussion was organised by The Spectator, and initiated and funded by Pfizer Ltd.
Journalist and newscaster
National clinical lead for innovation, NHS England
Scientist and Doctor, Institute of Cancer Research, London and Royal Marsden Hospital
Former Secretary of State for Health
GP and clinical director at Patient.co.uk