To formally launch our Wellcome funded project which which aims to examine parallels and interlinkages between the UK and NZ health systems, and the flow of ideas between them, from the Beveridge era, to the purchaser/provider split, and on to the 2000s we are holding a symposium at New Zealand House in the afternoon and evening of 24 October. The symposium arises from a collaboration between the history departments of the University of Auckland and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is sponsored by NZ/UK Link. The programme will consist of a number of academic papers exploring connections in health policy and systems between the two countries over the study period and will be followed by an oral history component where we will be asking those with first-hand experience of working in both systems to share their experiences.
For a more detailed call for participants for the oral history session please see: http://systemshistory.lshtm.ac.uk/events-2/entwined/
If you would like any more details about the event, or are interested in attending, either as a participant or as an attendee, please contact Dr Hayley Brown, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H9SH
Telephone: 020 7927 2450 (Mon-Thurs)