Summit Series 2021

Our 13th annual Summit is now complete. Catch up on the full sessions now.


Start date: 16/03/2021 | 10:00

End date: 18/03/2021 | 12:00

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Evidence and science in policy-making

10:00am Tuesday 9 March 2021
Evidence and science: at the backbone of health policy?
Chair: Nigel Edwards Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust Speaker: Prof Martin McKee Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Speaker: Dame Una O’Brien Former Permanent Secretary, Department of Health
2:00pm Wednesday 10 March 2021
Guided by the evidence - informing future health policy
Chair: Kenneth Cukier Senior Editor, The Economist Speaker: Prof Ashish Jha Dean of The School of Public Health, Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown School of Public Health Speaker: Dr Alexandra Freeman Executive Director, Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication, University of Cambridge Speaker: Nigel Edwards Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust

Recovery or revolution?

10:00am Tuesday 16th March 2021
In the wake of disaster: historic shifts in UK health care
Speaker: Prof Abigail Woods Pro Vice Chancellor/ Head of College of Arts, University of Lincoln
2:00pm Tuesday 16th March 2021
Covid-19: A catalyst for health care revolution?
Chair: Richard Humphries Senior Fellow, The King's Fund Speaker: Prof Partha Kar National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT, NHS England and Improvement Speaker: Dr Hannah Barham-Brown BMA Council Member, Disability Campaigner and Deputy Leader of The Women's Equality Party, NHS Speaker: Adam Lent Chief Executive, New Local

The central versus local dilemma

10:30am Wednesday 17th March 2021
Centralised versus localised power: Is the NHS an outlier?
Chair: Nigel Edwards Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust Speaker: Prof Scott Greer Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan Speaker: Sarah Reed Senior Fellow, Nuffield Trust Speaker: Sarah Pickup Deputy Chief Executive, Local Government Association Speaker: Rob Sergeant Chief Executive, Optum UK Speaker: Dr Layla McCay Director of International Relation, NHS Confederation