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10: Episode 10: Lord Maurice Saatchi, Conservative peer - Why we need a Royal Commission to Review Longterm NHS Funding

In this episode, Lord Maurice Saatchi, conservative life peer, creator of the Medical Innovations Bill and former Chairman of the Conservative party, discusses the need for a royal commission to evaluate funding healthcare. Visit []( []( more content.


9: Episode 9: Prof Clare Gerada, GP and Past Chairperson of the Royal College of GPs – Strengthening the spine of the NHS.

In this episode Prof Clare Gerada, GP and Past Chairperson of the Royal College of GPs talk about the difficulties and challenges of working as a GP in today's NHS. Visit []( for more content.


8: Episode 8: Prof Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London & President of the RSM - The Challenges for Mental Health

In this episode, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry & Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, discusses the changing attitude towards Mental Health Illness, Recruitment to Psychiatry, the Mental Health Act, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Antidepressants. Visit []( for more content.


7: Episode 7: Prof Sir Terence Stephenson, Chairperson, GMC – ‘Protecting patients, losing the respect of Doctors?’

In this episode Prof Sir Terence Stephenson, Chairperson of the GMC, talks about the his time at the GMC, the impact of the Bawa-Garba case on the profession, the complaints process and Brexit. Visit []( for more content.


6: Episode 6: Prof Cornelius Katona, Medical Director, Helen Bamber Foundation – Asylum seekers: How does the NHS treat them

In this episode Prof Cornelius Katona talks about the changing status of psychiatry as a specialty, the advances in the treatment of dementia and depression in the elderly and looks at how the NHS treats Asylum Seekers. In addition, he redefines post-traumatic stress disorder. Visit []( for more content.


5: Episode 5: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL – ‘Society and Health’

In this episode Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health talks about Society and Health. Visit []( for more content.


4: Episode 4: Prof Allyson Pollock, Director of the Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University – ‘How Economic Policy has Impacted on Healthcare’

In this episode Prof Allyson Pollock, Director of the Institute of Health and Society at Newcastle University discusses the problems surrounding Accountable Care Organisations and Private Finance Initiatives. Visit []( for more content.


3: Episode 3: Prof Atul Gawande, Harvard – An American Tells Us What Not to Do

In this episode, Professor Atul Gawande from Harvard, discusses the differences between the UK and US healthcare systems. Visit []( for more content.


2: Episode 2: Prof Chris Ham, Chief Executive, The King’s Fund - Is the NHS the best Healthcare System in the World?

In this episode, Professor Prof Chris Ham, health policy academic and Chief Executive of the healthcare think tank, the King's Fund, discusses the challenges for the NHS in the future, healthcare funding and how the NHS compares to other healthcare systems worldwide. Visit []( for more content.


1: Episode 1: Lord David Owen - The start of the NHS, what really happened and what didn’t

In this episode, Lord David Owen, British politician, past Minister of State for Health and physician, discusses how far we have strayed from the founding principles of the NHS, what went wrong and how we can get back on track. Visit []( for more content.