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'Anniversary Lectures'

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Shaping The NHS : From the past into the future supported by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Many factors have shaped and influenced the NHS over the last 50 years. Advances in science and technology have extended the boundaries of what is possible, political and public opinion have tempered what was acceptable, and financial and economic considerations have influenced what was achievable.

In a special series of six lectures sponsored by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, key commentators in their fields will chart the influence of ethics, Government and politics, clinical advance, economics, patient power, and efficiency and effectiveness on the NHS, and consider how these influences will shape the health service of the future.

Date and venue Lecturer and topic
March 19 at 1pm
Cabot Hall
Canary Wharf
 Mr Will Hutton
The Observer

April 23
Alderley Park
- the HQ of Zeneca
 Sir Graham Hart KCB

May 21
 Sir David Carter
Chief Medical Officer
for Scotland
Clinical Advance

June 17
 Mr Andrew Foster
Contoller of the Audit Commission
Efficiency and affectiveness

October 20
 Sir Donald Irvine
President of the General Medical Council
Patients' Association
Patient Power

July 21
 Mrs Claire Rayner
Patients' Association
Patient Power

Other dates and venues have yet to be finalised but among the speakers who have already agreed to take part in the NHS 50 lecture series are Alan Langlands and Kamlesh Bahl.
For more information call Fiona Ross at Connect Conferences on 0171 222 2176.

All the lectures will be open to the media.

Zeneca Pharmaceuticals is a major international research-based business now concentrating on five therapeutic areas: oncology, the central nervous system, metabolism. cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease :each of which has unmet therapeutic needs. As a British- based business, Zeneca Pharmaceuticals is proud to be associated with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the NHS through this lecture series.

Further information on the lectures is available from Wendy Carthew, NHS Executive. Tel: 0113 254 5608.

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