In the 1940s William Beveridge wrote a report looking at ways to heal Britain after the war. He found five important and basic problems that needed to be addressed: poverty, disease, education, housing, and employment. The findings of this report led to the birth of many public services in the UK including social security and the NHS.
After years of austerity and in a climate of uncertainty, it is now more necessary than ever to examine the link between human rights and the social justice agenda.
This conference will be chaired by Professor Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor and aims to explore these issues in the context of today's society in relation to human rights and health inequalities.
The conference is part of the research agenda of the IHS Article 22 project, which aims to understand the law and policy changes we need to secure economic and social rights in the UK.