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Witness Seminar: The 1974 NHS Reorganisation

November 9, 2016
University of Liverpool

33 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1AG
United Kingdom

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The University of Liverpool are holding a witness seminar in London on the 1974 reorganisation of the NHS: the first major shake-up since its foundation in 1948, and the first to use external management consultancy through McKinsey & Co. The event brings together representatives of the medical profession, civil service, government and the private sector, to discuss how the reorganisation was planned, implemented and its impact. As the NHS faces uncertain times, what lessons can we learn from this first attempt at improving efficiency and effectiveness?

Participants to include:

Dr Eric Caines  Sir Cyril Chantler  Professor Brian Edwards  Professor Walter Holland  James Lee

Dr John Marks  Dr Robert Maxwell  Bob Nicholls  Lord David Owen  Nick Timmins

Dr Geoffrey Rivett  Professor Sally Sheard  Christopher Stewart-Smith  Professor Henry Strage

Lord Norman Warner

Wednesday 09 November 2016

1330 – 1700

The University of Liverpool in London

33 Finsbury Square


A number of audience spaces will be available. To apply, or for more information please contact: or 0151 794 5581.

The witness seminar forms part of the Wellcome Trust funded ‘Governance of Health’ project at the University of Liverpool.

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November 9, 2016, 9:00am BST

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