About this event

  • Date and time Wed 3 Oct 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:40pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join the History of Medicine Society at this evening meeting as we demonstrate the value of using history as an analytical resource to rethink current health challenges, and produce a new evidence-base that can help shape policy and practice.

We'll clarify the current state of the NHS using an understanding of historical developments and ‘write in’ some of the NHS staff fundamental to the NHS from its inception.

Other topics include:

  • What is happening to the NHS and why?
  • The reasoning behind the international medical migration into the UK between 1940 and 1980s
  • How to demonstrate compassion and acknowledge diversity amongst the clinical workforce
  • Value effective communication between clinicians, patients and government

Key speakers

Professor Allyson Pollock

Professor of Public Health Research and Policy, she will be giving an update on recent contemporary historical developments, and what is happening and why to the NHS.

Dr Julian M. Simpson

Writer, researcher and translator, author of Migrant Architects of the NHS on Medical Migration in the NHS 1940 - 1980.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction

Dr Anjna Harrar, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

An update on recent contemporary historical developments – and what is happening and why to the NHS

Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy

Medical migration in the NHS 1940-1980

Dr Julian M. Simpson. Writer, researcher and translator, and author of Migrant Architects of the NHS

Close of meeting
Dinner - for those who have pre-booked

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom