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Understanding the NHS Over Time: Archives, Voices, Policy

by Jenny Crane

How can we uncover the experiences of patients and staff in the NHS over time?  What are the roles of archives, interviews, and conversations – in person and online – in this?  Can we then use these experiences to inform policy and practice in the NHS? 

The King’s Fund Information and Knowledge Services and the People’s History of the NHS are delighted to be hosting a joint event on the afternoon of 26 September 2017, entitled Understanding the NHS Over Time: Archives, Voices, Policy.

The event will see a number of presentations aimed at exploring the history of health policy and the NHS over time. The afternoon will offer the opportunity to learn about the findings of the People’s History research project and the King’s Fund’s digital archive project. Talks will also include the recollections of health historian Geoffrey Rivett’s experiences and a member of the policy team from the King’s Fund to talk about how policy had developed up to the present.

As well as a series of talks the afternoon will end with an exhibition enabling attendees to explore physical artefacts from King’s Fund archives and the people’s history project.

2.00-2.15 Arrivals

2.15-2.20 Welcome: Dr Jane Hand and Dr Jenny Crane

2.20-2.35 Presentation by King’s Fund Library team about their digital archive and findings

2.35-2.50 Presentation by Professor Roberta Bivins about policy and the NHS over time, and preliminary findings of People’s History of the NHS team

2.50-3.15 Discussion of both papers

3.15-3.35 Coffee & tea break

3.35-3.50 Presentation by member of Policy team at King’s Fund

3.50-4.05 Presentation by Geoffrey Rivett

4.05-4.20 Discussion of both papers

4.20-5.00 Exhibition display

This event is free, however we ask that you please register to attend as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.  Please register to attend here.

If you have any questions, please do feel free to email J.Crane.1@warwick.ac.uk and J.Hand@warwick.ac.uk.

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