About this event

  • Date and time Wed 19 Apr 2023 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Free for all

Join the 2023 Dangoor lecture by Dr Axel Heitmueller on the critical challenges faced by the NHS and what needs to change to secure its future.

The National Health Service (NHS) is simultaneously suffering from two illnesses: One acute and one chronic. In the short term, a unique combination of acute pressures and the continuing impacts of Covid-19 have culminated in a collapse in urgent care and an increasingly insurmountable elective backlog. Longer-term challenges and systemic issues have left the UK less resilient to such crises and pose a greater threat to the future of our health and social care system. The debate around moving the NHS towards a preventative model has been going on for almost as long as the health service has existed. This has now become urgent, and we can’t afford to just invest in the NHS anymore. What is the path of transition?

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Key speakers

Dr Axel Heitmueller

Managing Director, Imperial College Health Partners


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine

Towards health creation - we can't afford the NHS anymore

Dr Axel Heitmueller, Managing Director, Imperial College Health Partners

Questions and answers
Vote of thanks

Mr David Dangoor

Close of meeting
Drinks reception

All welcome


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

Registration for this event will close on 18 April 2023 at 8:00am (BST). Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

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