14 Apr, 16 | by BMJ
Sitting in the Edward Heath Room at the 7th Global Patients Congress at the Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon, discussing universal health coverage (UHC) for all by 2030 (a target in the sustainable development goal for health), one is quickly reminded that if health is a political goal, then UHC is one of the ultimate political choices.
Listening to the debates, one can appreciate that the NHS needed the powerful personalities of Beveridge and Bevan to help the UK found the oldest system of UHC after great political and social upheavals in 1948.
The room, however, has ghosts. more…