“Grimmer Up North? Health in An Age of Austerity,” an event jointly presented by the Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing and DEMOS.
5.30-8pm,Wednesday 29th May 2013.
Lindisfarne Centre, St Aiden’s College, Windmill Hill, Durham University. DH1 3LJ
This joint event is the curtain raiser for a larger programme of engagement between the Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing and Demos on the theme of public health. The debate will be chaired by Chris Jackson, presenter of BBC1’s Inside Out and will feature an expert panel consisting of Professor Clare Bambra, Director of fthe Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Claudia Wood, Deputy Director of Demos, Peter Kelly Director of Public Health for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Ian Greener, Professor in the School of Applied Social Sciences and Director of the ESRC North East Doctoral Training Centre, Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle Central and Guy Opperman, Conservative MP for Hexham.
“Grimmer Up North” will consider north/south health inequalities and possible solutions, the challenges to and issues for public health attainment in an age of austerity and current and future working conditions including redundancy, part-time work, underemployment and job insecurity. It will also aim to consider changes to the NHS and whether the system will be capable of dealing with an ageing society and comparatively scare resources as wellas changes to welfare policy. The audience will be encouraged to ask questions.