About this event

  • Date and time Wed 24 May 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration, tea and coffee: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Event: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Drinks reception: 7:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for this In Conversation Live in-person event with Professor John Appleby, the Former Director of Research and Chief Economist at The Nuffield Trust. Interviewed by the Dean of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Gillian Leng CBE, he will discuss how much we should spend on health care, the need to better understand what drives productivity in health care, why we should ask patients to report on their health outcomes, the role of NICE, and more. Enjoy a complimentary drinks reception.

Professor John Appleby is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Economics at City University, Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health innovation, Imperial College, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science.

After 42 years working as a health economist in the NHS, universities and think tanks, and in his retirement year, John reflects on the role of health economics and health economists in shaping ideas and practice in health care; Is economics, as the editor of the Lancet, Richard Horton once alleged, “the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on the world?” or has it, on balance, made a positive contribution to our lives?

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this event, subject to Professor John Appleby' work requirements.

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Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close on 23 May 2023 at 01:00am (BST)

The In Conversation Live webinar series will continue our much loved In Conversation events, giving you the opportunity to get first-hand insights into the lives and thoughts of high profile individuals, bringing an intimate, relaxed and entertaining perspective into your living room.    

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