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The introduction of the NHS Internal Market

5 December 2017 - 13:30 pm - 17:00 pm

The University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG

This witness seminar forms part of the Wellcome Trust funded 'Governance of Health' project at the University of Liverpool

The seminar will explore the introduction of the NHS internal market in 1991, which introduced managed competition in the NHS, self-governing hospitals and GP fundholding. The event will bring together leading representatives of the medical profession, civil service, health services management, health economics and government to discuss the origins of the reforms, their aims and their impact. As the NHS faces an uncertain future, what lessons can we learn from one of the most important moments in its recent history?

Confirmed participants include:

Professor Nick Bosanquet. Andrew Burchell. Kenneth Clarke MP. Professor Alain Enthoven. Sir Graham Hart. Strachan Heppell. John James. Kenneth Jarrold. Professor Marshall Marinker. Professor Alan Maynard. Dr John Marks. Bob Nicholls. Dr Geoffrey Rivett. Dr Jonathan Shapiro. Dr Graham Winyard.

Chair: Nick Timmins, Author of The Five Giants

A number of audience places will be available. To apply or for more information please contact

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The University of Liverpool

Professor Nick Bosanquet

Andrew Burchell

Kenneth Clark MP

Professor Alain Enthoven

Sir Graham Hart

Strachan Heppell

John James

Kenneth Jarrold

Professor Marshall Marinker

Professor Alan Maynard

Dr John Marks

Bob Nicholls

Dr Geoffrey Rivett

Dr Jonathan Shapiro

Dr Graham Winyard


13:30 pm - 17:00 pm

The University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG
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