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Delivered by David Hunter, Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, the event will discuss the recent policy document, ‘Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’ and how it identifies structural reforms, new approaches for collaboration and building on the NHS long term plan.

The Lecture, ‘Desperately Seeking Solutions: What is the point of the English White Paper’, will explore the opportunities and challenges involved in accelerating and fostering positive change in health and social care as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A question and answer session will follow the lecture on Tuesday, June 29 at 4pm with a panel discussion.

The Haygarth Lecture has been established to celebrate the long tradition of public health action in Cheshire and is named in honour of the 18th-century Physician, John Haygarth FRS (1740-1827), who practiced Medicine at Chester Infirmary and has been described as the ‘Clinical Investigator – Apostle of Sanitation’.

The Lecture is a joint initiative between the University’s Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Social Care in conjunction with the Public Health Department at Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Professor Hunter said: “While the White Paper's focus on integration is welcome, two key pillars essential for a truly integrated health system receive scant attention - public health and social care. This is a major weakness of the White Paper and reform agenda.”  The Lecture will explore these and other contested features of the White Paper. 

The event will take place on Microsoft Teams and is open to all. To book a free place visit here.

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