The ‘Trade Unions in post conflict societyʼ project, funded by the ERDF,  seeks through a series of seminars to promote a genuine debate within our political, policy and public discourse about public services in a post conflict society.
The ICTU and Trademark in partnership with  The Northern Ireland Trades Councils organised a discussion on the continued privatisation of the National Health Service.
Speakers included Dr John Lister and his experiences of the NHS and Dr Una Lynch who has studied extensively in Cuba as well as an American Nurse working in the health System in the USA.
The event took place on Saturday 30th June 2012, at the Samuel Irwin lecture theatre in the Royal Victoria Hospital.

Dr John Lister
Dr John Lister is the Information Director of London Health Emergency (LHE) Britain’s biggest and longest-running pressure group in defence of the NHS. John is a founder member of Keep Our NHS Public campaign.  Dr Lister is also an Associate Senior Lecturer in Health Journalism at Coventry University and is the author of numerous publications on the topic of health policy. His latest book is ‘The NHS after 60: for patients or profits?’

Dr Una Lynch
Dr Una Lynch has been studying the Cuban health system and the reasons behind its conspicuously good outcomes for over seven years. A nurse, health visitor and midwife Una has been involved in public health practice, education, policy and research across the island of Ireland for over 25years. She has also worked with the WHO and NGOs in Europe, Ghana and Latin America and has extensive experience in evaluation. Her Doctoral thesis is a case study of Public Health Governance in Cuba.