University of Winchester lecture explores the role of community in healthcare

14 Sep 2017
On Thursday 28 September, the University's Centre for Medical History welcomes Dr Julian Sims from Birbeck, University of London, to discuss how the concept of 'health communities' among patients and practitioners both developed and impacted patient care in late twentieth and twenty-first century Britain. 
Dr Sims will explore how these communities of practice enable the generation, extension and sharing of knowledge between patients and groups of practitioners, as well as the importance of a wide support network within the medical community.
Dr Sims is a senior lecturer in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics at Birbeck, University of London. His paper builds on his background as a manager and consultant in private industry in the UK, as well as his research which examines decision-making, research methods and the impact of new technology on organisations.
This talk is the first in the Centre for Medical History 2017-18 seminar series. The Centre is an interdisciplinary research group which focuses on all aspects of health and illness in the past.
All welcome. Attendance at the event is free and light refreshments will be provided. 
The talk will be held on Thursday 28 September at 6pm in Medecroft 16, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR. 
For more details or to book your place please email the Head of the Centre, Professor Louise Hill Curth at
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