Events* Distinguished Medical Lecture: Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz
1 May 2019 to 1 May 2019

Distinguished Medical Lecture: Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

The NHS: A Success, Where Next?”

Registration from 5.30pm. Lecture begins at 6pm
Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln, LN6 7TS
Public Lecture

The University of Lincoln is delighted to welcome Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Chair of Cancer Research UK, as part of its Distinguished Medical Lecture series.

For many people, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) ranks high on their lists of concerns during a General Election. The concept of universal healthcare, which is ‘free at the point of need’ and a cornerstone of our national identity often sparks debate. In recent years the service has adapted to meet increasing demand and pressures to respond to modern methods of medicine with dignity, but as it continues to face accelerating technological innovations, an ageing and more well-informed population, and political and global financial pressures, this lectures looks at how the NHS will cope. 

As Chair of Cancer Research UK, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz will use the insight he has gained from his experience at the forefront of medicine to discuss how the NHS is responding to modern medical challenges and where the NHS goes from here as it seeks to put preventative medicine at the forefront of its vision for UK health services.

Sir Leszek is Chair of Cancer Research UK and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He was Chief Executive of the UK's Medical Research Council from 2007, and from 2001 to 2007 was at Imperial College London, where he served as Principal of the Faculty of Medicine and later as Deputy Rector. Professor Borysiewicz was knighted in the 2001 New Year's Honours List for his contribution to medical education and research into developing vaccines, including work towards a vaccine to combat cervical cancer.

This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential. For more information, please contact the Events team by calling 01522 837100 or email

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