War, Welfare and Reconstruction Friday 7 April 2006 9.30 – 4.00pm Glenside Campus, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England, Bristol
2006 marks the 60th anniversary of the passing of the National Health Service Act, keystone of the postwar welfare state and the slayer of Beveridge’s giant of Disease. This symposium aims to explore the development of these health and welfare policies, their wartime synthesis and their peacetime implementation and operation, and to demonstrate the intersections of change and continuity in the long running trends underpinning health and welfare provision.
Attendance is free, however places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
To book your place please contact Caroline Foyle by Friday 31st March 2006. Telephone 0117 32 88441, Fax 0117 32 88421 or E-mail [email protected] Caroline Foyle, PS3, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Bristol UWE, Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 1DD
Programme: 9.30 Coffee and registration
10.00 Welcome — Stephanie Kirby Lead, Historical Perspectives on Health and Welfare Research Programme, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Bristol UWE
10.10 Nationalising Nursing: War, Wood and the NHS – Professor Anne Marie Rafferty, Professor of Nursing Policy & Dean Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College, London
11.00 The invisibility of caregiving in the reconstructive process: nursing and rehabilitation in the Great War – Dr Christine Hallett, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Co-Director, UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery.
11.45-12.30 The Forgotten Evacuation-older people in the Second World War – Professor Robin Means Associate Dean (Research and International Developments), Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England.
12.30-13.45 Lunch- There is a canteen on site which offers a selection of hot and cold food and drinks, alternatively you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
13.45 From ‘father and mother’ to ‘warden’: the public assistance institution in war and peace – John Adams Academic Programme Leader (Master of Studies), Homerton School of Health Studies, University of Cambridge.
14.30 Child Protection, War and Welfare – Harry Ferguson Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England.
15.15 Tea -refreshments will be provided.
15.30 Round table discussion: Chair — David Evans Reader in Applied Health Policy Research, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of the West of England.