People's History of the NHS


Understanding the NHS Over Time: Archives, Voices, Policy

September 26, 2017
The King's Fund 11-13 Cavendish Square London W1G 0AN

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

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