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The Spectator Health Summit

BY spectator events


December 7, 2020

9:00 am



Alastair Stewart, Chair

Sir Simon Stevens

Lord O'Shaughnessy

Catherine Williams

Richard Murray

Anita Charlesworth

Professor Martin Green


The annual Spectator Health Summit, chaired by Alastair Stewart, is a unique opportunity for health and care leaders to examine the unprecedented challenges to the NHS, social care and research and development caused by Covid-19.

The Spectator Health Summit will cover a wide range of topics, including:

The impact of Coronavirus on the NHS

Preparing for pandemics: How can the NHS restructure and retain staff to deal with the challenge of Covid-19 whilst preparing against a winter crisis?

The social care crisis

How can we solve the social care crisis, exacerbated by Covid-19? How do we better protect the vulnerable in care homes and ensure greater integration between the health service and social care which Covid has exposed with such devastating impact? How can we fund a better system when we can barely afford the current one?

How can the UK maximise its potential as a world leader in science, research and development of vaccines?

The UK leads Europe in early-stage clinical research for new vaccines and medicines, as well as research into heart disease. The medical research sector also brought over £300 million in income to the NHS last year. But in the Covid-19 era, even the best has proven to not be enough. How can the UK capitalise on its position as a world leader in science, research, and the development of vaccines?

This event is held in association with MSD.

Healthcare professionals can apply for a free ticket. Please email events@spectator.co.uk with your full name, job title, company, email address and contact telephone number.