On the 70th birthday of the NHS, Dr Andrew Goddard, RCP registrar and president-elect, and Dr Jennifer Dixon, Health Foundation chief executive, discuss the future role of doctors, management and clinical leadership, the role of technology, and the changing workforce in the health service.
Following on from Jennifer's inaugural NHS Confederation lecture, she elaborates on why the NHS needs more clinical leadership, and Bod asks how the system needs to change to make that a reality. They also touch on the current workforce crisis, with Bod laying out why we need to double medical student places now.
More of the conversation will be published throughout the year. The interview is part of the RCP's Our Future Health project, a year-long programme of public debates, podcasts, and expert roundtables that will raise awareness on some of the most pressing issues facing our NHS today.