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Can anyone save the NHS?

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March 17, 2015

6:30 pm

The Royal College of Surgeons, London WC2A 3PE


Alastair Stewart, journalist and newscaster

Andy Burnham, shadow secretary for health

Charlotte Leslie, MP, Bristol North West and a member of the Health Select Committee.

Dr Max Pemberton, psychiatrist and editor of Spectator Health

Christina McAnea, head of health, Unison

Steve Melton, chief executive, Circle (Europe's largest healthcare partnership, operating a network of NHS and private hospitals)


From thousands of cancelled operations to 12-hour waiting times in A&E – does any political party have the ability to fix the NHS?

Or has the 70-year-old institution had its day?

Speakers included:

Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary for Health

Charlotte Leslie, Member of the Health Select Committee

Christina McAnea, Head of Health, Unison

Dr Max Pemberton, Psychiatrist and editor of Spectator Health

Steve Melton, Chief Executive of Circle

Chair: Alastair Stewart, journalist and newscaster

The event was organised by The Spectator in collaboration with Pfizer.