A Global Currents Lecture and Discussion Seminar | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

A Global Currents Lecture and Discussion Seminar

Targets, Markets, and the English National Health Service



A Global Currents Lecture and Discussion With


Reader in Health and Social Policy,

London School of Economics and Political Science


Discussions of "health care reform" in the United States often cite other countries, especially the United Kingdom, as either examples of what to do or scare stories about why change is dangerous. 

Yet those systems are not static, and in the past 25 years, few countries have seen as many rounds of reform as the United Kingdom.  They range from the National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE), beloved and totally misunderstood by U.S. reformers, through management by "targets and terror," to the latest round of "competitive" reform enacted in 2012.  It has been driven by public dissatisfaction, management fads, government biases and broader trends like devolution – which is why we now distinguish the English NHS from those of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. 

There has been lots of controversy and hype, but what has actually happened?  


Adam Oliver is one of the world's leaders in comparing health care systems, both in his own research and as coordinator of multiple international health policy forums.  If anyone can give an informed and balanced view, he can.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Peter B. Lewis Building, 11119 Bellflower Road

Room 202                4:15 p.m.

With thanks to Ms. Eloise Briskin for support of the Global Currents Series

For more information see http://policy.case.edu


Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Peter B. Lewis Building, Room 202
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, OH 44106-7235
United States
Speaker(s): Adam J. Olivers, Ph.D.
Sponsored by: Department of Economis and Center for Policy Studies


Related Events

Loading events…

For undergraduate programs: learn more information here or apply now. For graduate programs: request more information or apply now. You can also register for one of over 70 open enrollment courses through Executive Education.

Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University cultivates creativity, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership to design a better world.