I gave a seminar at Glasgow Caledonian University last week, which gave me a chance to return to some of my doctoral research into the voluntary hospitals that provided around one-third of Britain’s hospital beds before they were nationalised in … Continue reading
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Last year, VAHS founder Colin Rochester and voluntary sector researcher Meta Zimmeck wrote a review of 2011, suggesting hard times might prompt a return to core values. For our January feature they review 2012 and recall a timely yet forgotten report from twenty years ago. … Continue reading
VAHS Seminar given by Caitriona Beaumont of London South Bank University on 6 December 2010 [audio https://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20101206_0.mp3] Powerpoint slides ABSTRACT The changing role of women in post war British society has been well-documented by historians, for example Jane Lewis (1992), Sue Bruley … Continue reading
VAHS Seminar given by Dr Alex Mold of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on 24 May 2010 [audio http://historyspot.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/media-file/vahs-20100524_0.mp3] ABSTRACT The patient consumer currently occupies a central position in attempts to reform Britain’s National Health Service. Framed around … Continue reading