EVENTS ELSEWHERE / Humanising Healthcare: Patterns of Hope for a System Under Strain
Presented by: Dr Margaret Hannah
Current pressures on the NHS have built up as the result of underlying beliefs which underpin structures and behaviours. Radical renewal of the NHS will come from questioning these assumptions and growing a new culture of health and social care based on a different set of premises. Offering hope to both NHS and wider public sector colleagues, Margaret Hannah will share her first-hand knowledge of pioneering approaches to service renewal which focus on enhancing human experience and human relations, with a particular focus on her experiences of successful innovation in the culture of care in Fife.
Margaret Hannah is Director of Public Health for NHS Fife. She studied medicine at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and later trained in public health in Hong Kong and London. Margaret has pioneered fresh thinking in public health and the culture of healthcare. She was part of a five year enquiry into culture and wellbeing which in 2012 culminated in the publication of The Future Public Health (Open University Press). In 2014, she published Humanising Healthcare: Patterns of Hope for a System under Strain (Triarchy Press). In addition to her role in Fife, Dr Hannah is a visiting professor at Robert Gordon University and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
PLEASE NOTE: this event takes place at Lauriston Hall, 28 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
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