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Annual Healthcare Dinner
Alan Milburn Discusses Future of NHS at Odgers Berndston, Berwick Partners and Odgers Interim Healthcare Dinner
Alan Milburn, the former Secretary of State for Health, was the guest speaker at the annual Odgers Berndston, Berwick Partners and Odgers Interim Healthcare Dinner which took place at The Midland Hotel in Manchester last night, Wednesday 1st October. Over 80 of the country’s leading healthcare executives and professionals listened to his speech which was delivered under Chatham House Rules. Alan discussed a whole range of topics including; where he thinks the NHS is today, what we are likely to see emerging in the next period and what needs to be done to make the system sustainable for the long-term.
Alan served for five years in the Cabinet; initially as Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 1998 to 1999, and then subsequently as Secretary of State for Health until 2003. During his time at the Department of Health, he had the responsibility for continuing the reduction in waiting times and delivering modernisation across the National Health Service.
Sarah Lovell, Consultant in Odgers Interim’s Healthcare Practice, commented: “Whilst overseeing the National Health Service, Alan worked to reduce waiting times, modernise healthcare delivery and improve the overall performance of our health system so listening to him was hugely interesting and engaging. In his current capacity he is focussed on raising the social mobility agenda and reducing child poverty which meant the insights he shared around the issues our NHS faces, both now and in the future, were underpinned by an acute understanding that knows few bounds.”