CISHE/PHA Cymru: Julian Tudor Hart Annual Lecture Series
Starts: 7 December 2011
Please note date change
Wednesday 7th December, 5.30pm reception, 6pm lecture. Committee Rooms (Glamorgan Building)
Cardiff Institute of Society and Health and PHA Cymru are pleased to announce the sixth in the Julian Tudor Hart annual lecture series:
In Place of Fear: Can Wales resist the English onslaught of market driven health care?
Speaker: Professor Allyson Pollock (Queen Mary, University of London)
The aim of this lecture series is to engage the academic community in Wales in topical public health issues with a view to promoting relevant research and scholarship.
Lecture Summary: Unlike England, Wales and Scotland have resisted many of the market driven health care changes which are currently sweeping across the world. For the last 25 years, public health care provision in developed and less developed countries has been profoundly influenced by microeconomic theories of competition and markets.
Among the most widely pursued reform policies are the substitution of competing, commercial providers for publicly administered government units and the introduction of market competition among third party payers and insurers of health care, modeled on the US health care system.
The key challenge for Wales is not financial but political. The economic downturn is used by politicians as an argument for introducing market driven solutions which permit the growth of ‘for-profit’ health care industries and market bureaucracies. Wales must forge its own future. To restore rationality and local control over public health problems and public health expenditure, Wales must continue to strengthen public health structures and the mechanisms of resource allocation which underpin the public bureaucracies of the NHS and social care. At the same time Wales must identify and root out market oriented risk selection methods.
The event is open to all and is free, however due to limited capacity registration is necessary and entry will be for confirmed registrants only. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The booking form for this event is available under the "Event Resources" section of this page. For more information please contact Zoe Macdonald at CISHE on the details below:
1-3 Museum Place, CF10 3BD
Tel: 029 2087 9609
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