What are the UK’s Long-Term Health and Care Needs?
As our nation’s demographics change and we are home to an increasingly ageing population, how will our needs for health and social care change?
Bringing together writers, activists and policy experts, the panel includes Emily Kenway, author of Who Cares: The Hidden Crisis of Caregiving, and How We Solve It, which was a finalist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing. In it, she blends memoir, polemic and investigation to lift the lid on the state of care in the UK and the inadequate provision for people in caring positions.
She is joined by Patrick Jeurissen, Professor in Fiscal Sustainable Health Care Systems at Radboud University in the Netherlands, Cathy Reay, a journalist and writer who has written on disability politics, pop culture and motherhood for various titles and Chris Salisbury, Professor of Primary Health Care at the University of Bristol and a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator.
The Economist’s Ore Ogunbiyi will chair the discussion.
Patrick Jeurissen is a Professor in Fiscal Sustainable Health Care Systems at Radboud University Medical School and Science Officer of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Netherlands.
Emily Kenway is a writer, activist and former policy advisor. Her first book, The Truth About Modern Slavery, was published in 2021.
Ore Ogunbiyi co-hosts The Economist’s daily podcast, The Intelligence, which boasts three million monthly listeners. She was previously the health-care and consumer correspondent in the paper’s business section.
Cathy Reay is a journalist and writer based near London. She has written for the Guardian, Glamour, the i paper and appeared on local and national TV and radio discussing disability politics, pop culture and motherhood.
Chris Salisbury is Professor of Primary Health Care at the University of Bristol and a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator.
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