Panel Discussion: The Problems Facing the NHS (Video)

What is the future of the NHS? As part of our Paragon Initiative, the IEA hosted a panel discussion to look at:

  • The NHS’ ability to adapt to an ageing population with different health needs (and the funding implications of this)

  • Relatively poor outcomes compared to other developed western countries

  • Increasing politicisation of the NHS

The panellists were:

  • James Bartholomew, Author of The Welfare of Nations and The Welfare State We’re In

  • Lord Bichard KCB, Chair of the Social Care Institute For Excellence

  • Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the IEA (chair)

  • Emily Crawford, Research Associate at Respublica; Author of The Care Collapse: The imminent crisis in residential care and its impact on the NHS

  • Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the IEA

Head of Political Economy

Dr Kristian Niemietz is the IEA's Head of Political Economy. Kristian studied Economics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universidad de Salamanca, graduating in 2007 as Diplom-Volkswirt (≈MSc in Economics). During his studies, he interned at the Central Bank of Bolivia (2004), the National Statistics Office of Paraguay (2005), and at the IEA (2006). He also studied Political Economy at King's College London, graduating in 2013 with a PhD. Kristian previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Berlin-based Institute for Free Enterprise (IUF), and taught Economics at King's College London. He is the author of the books "Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies" (2019), "Universal Healthcare Without The NHS" (2016), "Redefining The Poverty Debate" (2012) and "A New Understanding of Poverty" (2011).

1 thought on “Panel Discussion: The Problems Facing the NHS (Video)”

  1. Posted 20/11/2015 at 14:53 | Permalink

    Wouldn’t it have made sense to have had a trendy-wefty-lefty type on this panel to broaden the discussion?

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