The 2013 Bevan Prize for Health & Wellbeing (UK Prize, Nominations due by 30 April 2013)

The 2013 Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing The Bevan Foundation is delighted to announce the inaugural Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing. The Prize will be awarded in recognition of an individual and group or organisation in any part of the United Kingdom who have made an outstanding contribution to health and well being Read the full article…

Compassion in healthcare: Exploring and sustaining compassionate practice in healthcare (Conference,

Compassion in healthcare: Exploring and sustaining compassionate practice in healthcare A multidisciplinary conference organised by the RSM regional programme in association with the Human Values in Healthcare Forum Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool Wednesday 8 May 2013 Programme 9.00 am Registration, tea and coffee 10.00 am Welcome and introduction Dr Paquita de Zulueta, Conference Convenor Read the full article…

Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS (Call for Workshops and Posters, Conference 26-28 June, Birmingham)

Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS Thinking about Health Annual Conference 26 – 28 June 2013,  Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmgingham In the light of the crisis in the Mid-Staffordshire Trust, the Francis Report and the Secretary of State for Health’s initial response, the language of compassion is becoming increasingly important as a focus Read the full article…

Pain Question Time (Public Consultation, Durham University, 24 April 2013)

Now it’s your turn to set the agenda and ask the questions you want to. You might want to demand better pain management services, or ask, why in the 21st century are there so many people living with pain? Should we do more for people in Africa who don’t have good pain relief? Calman Main Read the full article…

Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research Colloquium (April 17- 18 2013, Queen’s Campus, Durham University)

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHW) is pleased to announce their first Research Colloquium to take place on Queen’s Campus this April (17th – 18th). The Colloquium will feature an exciting mixture of a keynote speaker and over 100 presentations (oral and poster) by Fellows and Postgraduate Associates of the Institute, in Read the full article…

Clinical Practice and the Value of Narrative (NHS Workshop, Leeds, April 24 2013)

I am delighted to have been invited by Stuart Murray to co-present at an upcoming workshop on narrative in clinical practice. Places are still available for this CPD-accredited course and bookings can be made here. Clinical Practice and the Value of Narrative Date: Wednesday 24 April 2013 Location: Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities, School of Read the full article…

Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS (Thinking about Health Annual Conference, 26-28 June, Birmingham)

Compassion Fatigue: Changing Culture in the NHS Thinking about Health Annual Conference 26 – 28 June 2013,  Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmgingham Can the language of compassion capture the moral problems confronted by the NHS, or might it obfuscate and distract us from more subtle and demanding issues? Through a series of plenary addresses, workshops, Read the full article…

Another Ghost In The Machine

Mike White writes: When I was arts officer for Gateshead Council in the 1990s I had the privilege of helping Antony Gormley realise his landmark sculpture commission The Angel of the North. My interest in managing public art coincided with my growing enthusiasm for arts development in community health, leading me to think about the Read the full article…

Mike White on “Acting local, thinking global in arts and health”

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, sets out the case for community based arts and health in a recent article for ANIMATED – The Community Dance Magazine: “The most resonant image, for me, from the post-modernist jamboree of the Olympics opening ceremony was Read the full article…

“Cost of Living” (New Blog, Sociology of Medicine, Health & Healthcare)

The Cost of Living is a blog about the sociology of medicine, health and health care. It was launched last month.  Since then the blog has had features, and comments on: Badgers, TB and Uncertainty Contingency, technology and NHS working Privatisation and the Health and Social Care Act Ethics, rationing and blind decisions Zoonotic Disease and public health Read the full article…