The result of a pandemic and an ageing UK population: record waiting times for treatment. Conversely, medical advances are saving and prolonging lives – albeit ever more expensively. If the NHS is broken, how can we afford the cure? Writer and GP Gavin Francis, author of Free For All: Why The NHS Is Worth Saving, presents a passionate defence of NHS principles, while global public health expert Devi Sridhar offers an international perspective. Chaired by Peter Mathieson, vice chancellor of the University of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Mon 28 Aug 2023
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Ed book fest
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