Professor Colin Leys is emeritus professor of political science at Queens University Canada and honorary professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘Market Driven Politics: Neoliberal Democracy and the Public Interest’ (Verso2001), and with Stewart Player ‘The plot against the NHS’ (Merlin Press 2011). He is co-chair of the management team of the Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI).
The CHPI began operation in June 2013 as a dynamic health and social care policy think-tank committed to the founding principles of the NHS. It subjects current health and social care policy to critical scrutiny and explores alternative solutions to the challenges of providing universal high quality universal health and social care.
Professor Leys will give an overview of the current situation in the NHS and the threats it faces, as well as presenting some information about models of healthcare in other high income countries – in particular looking at comparisons of spending and performance by different national healthcare systems.
18.45 on Monday 16th October