College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Edinburgh Medical Debate 2021

How will the pandemic influence changes in UK healthcare? Tickets available for online event on 6 December 2021.

Graphics for medical debate - text and stethoscope

The delivery of healthcare has evolved significantly since COVID-19 swept the globe in early 2020, with many services adapting to ensure continuity of care while prioritising only the most urgent of patient needs. As new practices emerge, what impact will they have on the NHS and the society it serves?



  • Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce and John Usher Chair of Public Health in the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute and Chief Social Policy Advisor to the Scottish Government.
  • Dr Carey Lunan, GP and past Scotland Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • Professor Andrew Horne, Professor of Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director EXPPECT. Centre for Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis
  • Mr Steve Kerr, patient advocate


Professor Siddharthan Chandran, Dean of Clinical Medicine, Edinburgh Medical School


Where and when

6 December,  7pm

EDIT: This event will now take place live from the Playfair Library without an in-person audience. It will be broadcast online via Zoom and there will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation.


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