Jeremy Hunt | A Post-Pandemic NHS
Fri 18 Nov 2022 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jeremy Hunt is the longest serving Health Secretary in history and is on a mission to renew our beleaguered NHS. The NHS is the pride of Britain yet despite a budget bigger than the GDP of most countries in the world it is in crisis, with record waiting lists and major workforce problems. Added to which there are 150 avoidable deaths in England every week.
Jeremy sets out his manifesto to reduce the number of preventable deaths in the NHS to zero – in the process saving money, reducing backlogs, and improving working conditions.
He talks to Dame Sally Davies, the Master of Trinity College Cambridge, Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019.
In conversation with Dame Sally Davies.
Venue: Cambridge Union
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Jeremy Hunt was elected Conservative MP for South West Surrey in 2005. He was Secretary of State for Health between September 2012 and July 2018, the longest serving Health Secretary in history, and has been Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee since January 2020. Jeremy Hunt lives in Godalming and London with his wife, son and two daughters.
Dame Sally Davies is the 40th Master of Trinity College and the first woman to hold the post. She was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on AMR in 2019.
She was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She is a leading figure in global health, having served as a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board 2014-2016, and as co-convener of the United Nations Inter-Agency Co-ordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), reporting in 2019. In November 2020, Dame Sally was announced as a member of the new UN Global Leaders Group on AMR, serving alongside Heads of State, Ministers and prominent figures from around the world to advocate for action on AMR.
In the 2020 New Year Honours, Dame Sally became the second woman to be appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) for services to public health and research, having received her DBE in 2009. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014 and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, USA in 2015.