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Public Lecture - Is US style healthcare the future for England?

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"Is US style healthcare the future for England?"

Public Lecture and Q&A Session

Monday 30th October, 6.30-8pm

Lecture Theatre 3, Herschel Building, Newcastle University


This is a free, public meeting which is open to all who care about health care provision and the future of our NHS.


Allyson Pollock is Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, and is Director of The Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University. She is well known as a public health researcher, and for her work on NHS cuts, marketisation, privatisation and PFI's. She is the author of NHS plc (2006), in addition to much other ground-breaking research work.

Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., MPH is a Distinguished Professor at The City University of New York's Hunter College, a primary-care doctor in the South Bronx, and a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she was formerly Professor of Medicine. Steffi is a leading advocate of non-profit national health insurance for the United States She, along with Dr. David Himmelstein co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program. Among her influential scholarly articles are studies on patient dumping (which led to a federal ban on that practice, waste in hospitals and in medicine more generally, the lethality of being uninsured and proposals for single payer health reform.

David U. Himmelstein M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health at CUNY's Hunter College and a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was previously a Professor of Medicine. David has written proposals for single payer health care reform, and studies of patient dumping (which led to the enactment of EMTALA law that banned that practice), the high administrative costs of the U.S. health care system, medical bankruptcy, and the mortal consequences of uninsurance.

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