The King’s Fund has launched an essay competition to stimulate new thinking and writing about the future of the NHS.
They are inviting people to write their own essay exploring a future scenario for the NHS, considering the potential impact on the health system and wider society.
An expert panel of judges will select the winning essay, which will be published on The King’s Fund’s The NHS if… website. The top prize is £500, plus a free place at a The King’s Fund conference of your choice in 2017.
The essay competition is open to anyone with an interest in the future of health and care in England. You might work in health and care, or be a student of health policy and management, science communication or wider social and political issues. Or you may be a patient or carer who can use your own experience to help explore a future scenario for the NHS.
The title of your essay is up to you – essay needs to consider the NHS in England, and fit under one of the three themes of The NHS if… series: The NHS and society; Medicine, data and technology; and How the NHS works.
Essays should be between 900 and 1,200 words long. The deadline for applications is 9am on 3 January 2017.
Full details can be found on the King’s Fund website.