Are we spending enough on healthcare?

Professor Martin McKee chairs an Our Future Health roundtable event that asks 'Are we spending enough on healthcare to meet the needs and expectations of physicians and the public?' 

Healthcare outcomes may (or may not) be improved by additional capital and making comparisons to other health care systems internationally, but what can we reasonably expect from the NHS and is this achievable with the current level of funding? 

Chair Professor Martin McKee CBE MD DSc FMedSci, professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and research director at the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is joined by a panel of experts to unpack this question: 

  • Ruth Thorlby MSc, assistant director of Policy, Health Foundation
  • Professor Marcel Levi MD PhD FRCP, chief executive, University College London Hospitals
  • Liz Kendall, MP for Leicester West and former Shadow Health Minister
  • Bill Morgan, founding partner of Incisive Health and Former Special Adviser at UK Department of Health

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