People's History of the NHS


Symposium: People-Powered Medicine

May 7, 2016
Royal College of Surgeons, London

Roberta Bivins will be presenting at this one day symposium investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare: 1800 to present.  The symposium will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease. This one day public event will be followed by a drinks reception at the College’s Hunterian Museum. It will be of interest to medical and healthcare practitioners, the public, historians and medical humanities scholars. The event is open to all.

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

A draft programme is available to download – please note that this is subject to change.

Tickets £20/15 (concessions: students, RCS fellows, members, affiliates, those in receipt of jobseekers or disability benefits, Free place for companion accompanying a disabled delegate. Ticket includes all refreshments, delegates’ lunch and a post-symposium reception and private view of the museum and the exhibition Vaccination: Medicine and the masses.  Online booking via Eventbrite

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