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Date(s) - 25.04.2018




Understanding and changing the system that is sinking the NHS

(PFI Exhibition opens at  6.30)

7pm     Welcome and introduction: It’s not just about the funding.

7.15     Dr. Peter Campbell, “Soviet healthcare: are governments bringing it here?”

8.45      Break

9.00     What can we DO to save the NHS for the next generation?

The main feature will be a talk by Dr Peter Campbell of Heidelberg University on targets  and the damage they cause (an updated version of his TEDx talk and expanding on his recent headline article in the British Medical Journal), entitled:

“Soviet healthcare: are governments bringing it here?”

This will be followed by discussion, based on the talk, on how the NHS is copying the worst of the two worlds of capitalism and communism, and how we change course.

But it will not just be conversation. There will also be a standing exhibition of the PFI invasion, and there will be music: choral, and protest sing-alongs (Sheffield is the centre of England’s choral tradition).


 Peter Campbell, a British GP by background, works as a Consultant in International Public Health Management.

He has 20 years experience working to design, implement and evaluate small and medium scale health projects in developing countries.  These include (alphabetically) Albania, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and, particularly, Uzbekistan where he lived for 8 years.

In 2009 he completed a full-time Masters (MSc) in International Health at Heidelberg University, Germany. Since then, in addition to his consultancies, he is lecturing to Master and PhD level students at Heidelberg University, and runs his own courses in Project Design and Health Financing at the Charité Medical University, Berlin.

He is also the Team Leader (part-time) of a €27 million project to develop 16 hospitals in Uzbekistan on behalf of the German KfW Bank, and is now commencing the leadership of a new project funded by GIZ to enhance the quality of hospital care Tajikistan.

Do targets work in emergency care?

BMJ 2017;359:j4857 doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4857

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