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Meeting the 'Nicholson challenge': how to disinvest in health care services

Research, Social Sciences, Teaching
Monday 14th May 2012 (10:30-15:00)
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For further information or to request a booking form, please contact Ann Thomas,

The current economic downturn has increased the pressure on local health care systems to ensure resources are used efficiently. In this context it is increasingly important that the nettle of disinvestment (or decommissioning) is grasped.

However the NHS, as with health care systems across the world, has traditionally struggled to both make and/or implement disinvestment decisions. Recent structural changes in England have created uncertainty and upheaval just at the time when savings need to be made. However, they also provide an opportunity to tackle this difficult area of service commissioning and delivery.

The seminar

In this seminar, international and national experts from both service and research settings discuss practical strategies for achieving savings in a context of limited health care budgets. A keynote presentation will be provided by Dr Craig Mitton from the University of British Columbia. This will be followed by sessions in which NHS leaders and researchers in the area of disinvestment exchange insights and good practice examples.

Further information

For further information or to request a booking form, please contact Ann Thomas,

Event flyer: Meeting the 'Nicholson challenge': How to disinvest in health care services (PDF)

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