A Political Mind Special - The Idealisation of the NHS. "Born out of a time of sorrow whilst representing hope”

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With Dame Clare Gerada, discussant Prof Will Davies, chaired by Dr Brian Martindale

Political Mind Special
The Idealisation of the NHS.
"Born out of a time of sorrow whilst representing hope”
Friday 3rd November 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm GMT
These discussions will be delivered remotely via Zoom.
Recording available for 1 week


By Dame Clare Gerada

With discussant, Prof Will Davies

Chaired by Dr Brian Martindale

Dame Clare Gerada 

President Royal College of General Practitioners

Professor Dame Clare Gerada is a Co-Chair of the NHS Assembly, and President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). She has practiced medicine for over 40 years, and has been a driving force behind efforts to provide mental health treatment for NHS staff. As well as being the first female Chair of the RCGP in 50 years, she has held leadership roles with the Department of Health and Social Care, and was previously on the Council of the British Medical Association.

In the Millennium Birthday Honours, Clare received an MBE for services to medicine and substance misuse, and was awarded a damehood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2020. She was awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2008 and was made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in July 2013.

She has written extensively on isses in the NHS, sick doctors (including her book, Beneath the White Coat, Doctors their Minds and Mental Health) and has appeared in the media on numerous occasions.

Prof Will Davies

William Davies is Professor of Political Economy at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Centre [PERC]. He is the author of The Limits of Neoliberalism, The Happiness Industry and Nervous States. He writes regularly for the Guardian, London Review of Books and the New York Times.

Dr Brian Martindale

Founder of the European Federation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (EFPP) in the Public Sector and its first chairman and is now Honorary President. Founding editor of the ISPS book series and the Chair of ISPS from 2011-2017. He is now an Honorary Lifetime  Member. In 2009 he was awarded the BCP Now award for Outstanding Professional Leadership.

From 1999-2005 he represented Psychiatry in the Western European Zone to the World Psychiatric Association and following this was made an Honorary Member. 

As well as practising as a psychoanalyst, he worked in the NHS for four decades, latterly as an NHS consultant psychiatrist to an early intervention in psychosis service. He has recently retired.

Please note: This lecture will be recorded and available for 1 week to all registered participants. This is to allow international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available.

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November 3rd, 2023 6:00 PM through  8:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Standard Online via Zoom £ 30.00
Concession Online via Zoom £ 20.00
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Standard Online via Zoom £ 30.00
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