International Practitioner Health Summit 2018

October 2018

Research Fellow Agnes Arnold-Forster will be speaking at the International Practitioner Health Summit 2018, which is taking place in London between 4-5 October.

The summit's theme is 'The Wounded Healer', and it will bring together doctors, nurses, pharmacists, allied health practitioners, dentists, counsellors and researchers in the field of practitioner health.

Agnes's talk, 'Historical Perspectives on Surgeons’ Emotional Wellbeing’, will highlight the emotional landscape of modern surgery and argue that detachment has a potentially harmful effect on surgeons’ mental health. It will show that historical research has a key role to play in policy debates about the NHS workforce and emotional health.

Other conference speakers include Simon Stevens (Chief Executive of NHS England), neurosurgeon and author Henry Marsh, Jill Maben (Professor in Nursing, University of Surrey) and comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay. The full programme is available here.

The conference is now fully booked but you can follow the #woundedhealer18 on Twitter for conference news and presentations.