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NHS Confederation lecture - Social history of the NHS

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Tuesday 24 April 2018 at The University of Manchester
University Place: Theatre B

Reception with drinks and nibbles on arrival from 6pm;
Lecture from 7pm to 7.45pm

You are invited to the free NHS Confederation lecture marking the 70th anniversary of the NHS, ‘The NHS at 70 - voices from the past and visions of the future’ captures, explores and celebrates the human stories which define not only the NHS of the past, but what it will become in the future.

Our speaker is Dr Stephanie Snow from the University of Manchester. Dr Snow is leading a project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to record individual stories from 70 years of the NHS and preserve them for future generations.

At this special lecture you’ll hear stories from across the NHS spanning the decades. Drawing on NHS archives and interviews with the people who were involved in its establishment, Dr Snow will reveal how she is creating the first shared social history of the NHS, shining light on many other subjects, such as migration, politics and communications.

She said: “You could pick any aspect of social history and look for it in the NHS and you just get this wonderful lens on the way it has changed over time.”

This social history project is one of the last opportunities to speak to the people who were involved when the health service was established in 1948. It’s about recapturing human experiences to give us a whole evidence base on which we can think about the present challenges and future possibilities.

We do hope you will be able to join us at this very special event to hear first-hand accounts from the people who’ve lived through the NHS story and be illuminated by Dr Snow’s insights into what this could mean for its future.

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