Health and Care Studies Seminar Series

The Health and Care Studies Seminar Series explores the question of “What kind of system can best provide the health and care of the future?”

The National Health Service and social care system have been central institutions in British life since the 1940s. In a time of unprecedented change, their future is uncertain. Health and social care systems in other countries, whether high, middle or low-income, face similar challenges.

Short-term pressures and crises capture the attention of press, politicians and public. But there is an urgent need to consider the long-term question of “What kind of system can best provide the health and care of the future, whilst remaining both financially and politically sustainable?”

Green Templeton fellows (some already associated with existing or past Green Templeton College academic initiatives) established a new termly seminar series to explore this question with a focus on capturing different perspectives and generating debate.

The aim is to build on participation and interest in the seminars to establish and actively support a broader network of researchers and practitioners that can help to develop useful synergies between research, policy and practice with a long-term, strategic focus.

The Health and Care Studies Seminar Series was launched on 22 May 2017 with Dr Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, speaking on “HOW DO WE KEEP GOING? Addressing the Long Term Challenges Facing Health Systems Across Europe” and Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust, providing insight as the discussant.

Forthcoming events

The college runs various academic initiatives on the theme of health and social care including the Management in Medicine Programme, Care Initiative, Sheila Kitzinger Programme, and the Medical Humanities Summer School, as well as lecture series such as the Ann McPherson Memorial Lecture and the McGovern Lecture. The events below show the combined programme with links to more details and to register.

Past events


To join our e-mailing list on future seminars, please contact:

Naomi Benson, Academic Projects Manager