Exeter Lecture Series:
Creating a 21st Century NHS
Wednesday 2 November 2016, 19:00 - 20.00
Streatham Campus: Forum Alumni Auditorium (main auditorium) and Blue Lecture Theatre, Newman Building / Peter Chalk Centre (overflow)
Truro video link: G10 Lecture Theatre, Knowledge Spa
In this talk, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, will talk about creating a 21st Century NHS.
Launched in our Diamond Jubilee year, the ‘Exeter Lectures’ will bring high profile speakers from the worlds of academia, business, the arts and civil society to the University to share their thoughts and ideas, provoke discussion, and challenge us to rethink how we understand society.
Through this series of lectures, we hope to engage our audience on a range of topics relating to issues which face us today. From global conflict to food security, climate change to mental health, we have spent the last six decades growing our research in order to address these most pressing world problems and enhance our understanding of their impact.
The lectures will be free and open to all to attend, and will explore some of these global problems in an accessible way, encouraging discussion and engagement from the audience.
Please note: this lecture will not be recorded.
Venues and Information
Main Venue: Alumni Auditorium, Forum, Streatham Campus (building 3 on this map)
Overflow venue (video link): Blue Lecture Theatre, Newman Building / Peter Chalk Centre (building 18 on this map)
Video Link: G10 Lecture Theatre, Knowledge Spa Campus, Truro
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18:30 - Tea and coffee reception (N.B. Streatham campus only)
19:00 - Lecture starts
19:45 - Question and Answer session
20:00 - End of event
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England
Simon Stevens is Chief Executive of NHS England, which leads the NHS’s work nationally to improve health and ensure high quality care for all. He is accountable to Parliament for over £100 billion of annual Health Service funding.
Simon joined the NHS through its Graduate Training Scheme in 1988. As a frontline NHS manager he subsequently led acute hospitals, mental health and community services, primary care and health commissioning in the North East of England, London and the South Coast. He also served seven years as the Prime Minister’s Health Adviser at 10 Downing Street, and as policy adviser to successive Health Secretaries at the Department of Health.
Alongside his 16 years work for the NHS and UK public service, Simon spent a decade working internationally leading health services in the United States, Europe, Brazil, India, China, Africa and the Middle East.
Simon was born in Birmingham, and was educated at Balliol College, Oxford University; Strathclyde University, Glasgow; and Columbia University, New York where he was Harkness Fellow at the New York City Health Department. He is married with two school-age children, and volunteers as a director of the Commonwealth Fund, a leading international health charity. He has also been a trustee of the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust, visiting professor at the London School of Economics, and an elected local councillor for Brixton in South London.
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