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HealthChat with Duncan Selbie
Tue 21 June 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 BST
Duncan Selbie is Roy Lilley's guest for our June HealthChat at the Kings Fund. As Chief Executive of Public Health England (PHE), he has an enormous breadth of responsibility across all walks of life. Previously Chief Exec of Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals and previous to that the first Director General of Commissioning, Duncan Selbie has been working in the health service for 36 years, so he will be well aware of the stresses and strains that public health (or lack of it) places on the NHS.
Perhaps one of the principal issues to discuss is the take over of the public health budget (£5.45bn over 2 years) by local authorities in 2013. Has it worked? What do we have to show for it? Is the nation's obesity, sexual health, elderly loneliness, smoking and such like improving or sliding? What went on with sugar tax and accusations from Parliament of witheld information? What is his priority plan for the remainder of this Parliament?
This will be a blockbuster evening. Public Health is a huge topic, dripping with relevance for the long term future of the NHS itself. And Duncan Selbie is the man at the epicentre.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY FOR WHAT IS CERTAIN TO BE A SOLD OUT EVENT.