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Foundling Hospital Medical Records Project: Skills Share Day

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Foundling Hospital Medical Records Project: Skills Share Day

Monday 25 March 2019

10am-4pm

£20 (includes lunch)

Booking and programme details here: https://coramfoundlinghospitalskillsshare.eventbrite.co.uk

Coram’s Foundling Hospital archive holds a wealth of fascinating and challenging material. The information revealed by records linked to the health and medical treatment of the children throws light on their physical and mental health and well-being, as well as the social conditions and attitudes of the time.

The skills share day is designed to support the work of heritage professionals, teachers, freelancers and facilitators. It will examine how the stories these materials tell can be made accessible and relevant through public engagement activities. Participants will gain insights into the range of material and will share and discuss ideas relating to outreach and engagement to schools, adult learners and academic audiences, including the creation of an exhibition.

The sessions will be led by London Metropolitan Archives staff who have worked directly with the project.

The project is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

London

Upcoming Health Archives and Records Group AGM, London Metropolitan Archives, Friday 7 December 2018

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The next Health Archives and Records Group meeting will be held at the London Metropolitan Archives on 7 December 2018, 2-4.30pm. The afternoon session will include a presentation by the NHS at 70 team and a talk on the new exhibition, Child Health in London, at the London Metropolitan Archives.

Prior to the group meeting there will also be an opportunity in the morning to meet three digital preservation software vendors, Arkivum, Max Communications and Preservica to hear in-depth presentations and demonstrations of their products and answering specific questions about cost, installation and ongoing support costs. This session is scheduled from 10.30am-1pm.

Please see the agenda below. If you are interested in attending either the morning or the afternoon please email: christopher.olver@kcl.ac.uk to confirm your attendance and which session you would be interested in attending.

 

Health Archives and Records Group Annual General Meeting

Friday 7 December 2018, 2-4.30pm

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB

  1. 14:00: Welcome and introductions
  2. 14.00-14.25: Talk on Collaborative Guidance. Speaker: Caroline Simpson (National Archives)
  3. 14.25-14.50: Appii demonstration: a system for verified credentials using Blockchain technology and its applications for students and employers. Speaker: (Gary McKay, Appii)
  4. 14.50-15.15: NHS at 70 project: Speakers: Angela Whitecross and Peter Mitchell (both University of Manchester)
  5. 15.15-15.20: Minutes and matters arising relating to last meeting
  6. 15:20-15:35: HARG Committee report (Administration, website, events, plans for 2019)
  7. 15.35-15.55: National Archives health sector update
  8. 15:55-16:15: Open forum/sector and partner news
  9. 16:15-16:30: Optional guided tour of child health exhibition
  10. 16:30: Close.

 

 

Archives

New publication on the history of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology

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A new history of the Queen Square Institute of Neurology has recently been published. The book, Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology celebrates its fluctuating fortunes, and engrossing history, from foundation to its eventual amalgamation with University College London Hospital (UCLH) in 1996, and the absorption of the Institute of Neurology into University College London (UCL) in 1997. The book is over 550 pages in length and includes over 120 photos and images, along with biographies of many deceased former members of staff.

The objective of the authors (Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston, Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, and Martin Rossor) is to place the story of the hospital within the wider contexts of British social history and the development of British neurology in the modern age. A broadly chronological approach has been adopted in the narrative, divided into three distinctive periods; 1859–1902, 1903–45 and 1946–97. The authors also revisit certain themes throughout the book to show that these have on repeated occasions influenced the course of the history of the hospital and its reciprocal engagement with the wider national and international community.

Queen Square: A History of the National Hospital and its Institute of Neurology will be available to purchase in early November 2018 online at https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/how-to-support-us/shop/ with all proceeds of sales going to the National Brain Appeal.

To read more about the publication, please visit the following link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ion/alumni/queen-square-alumnus-association-newsletter-issue-12/queen-square-history-national-hospital

 

London

Last chance to sign up for the History of Medicine course at the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, starting 8 September 2018

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The Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy still have places on the History of Medicine, and “Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare Courses” starting on 8 September 2018.

The History of Medicine offers a range of classes from ‘Greek and Roman Medicine’ to ‘Ayurvedic Medicine’, ‘Psychiatry’ into modern medicine. The Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare encourages conversations, debate on current issues of ‘Global Ethics, Divine Command Morality, Autonomy, Consent and Confidentiality’ and more. For information on courses – see here.

The courses run for a year leading to the Diploma examination, DHMSA or DPMSA. The course is open to everyone and we have a mix of professionals, students and retired individuals on the course. If not sitting the examination a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ can be provided. There’s lots of course materials, reading lists, visits, access to past papers; and dissertations. The course days are mainly held at Apothecaries’ Hall, one Saturday a month and in one of the oldest Livery Halls in London.

The course fee is £800 and for students it is £600. There are still a few examination bursaries left which discounts the full rate of the exams. The examination fee is separate to the course fee and is payable closer to the deadline date. Please see ‘Examinations’ – click here. Once you complete 70% attendance required to sit the exam, you have up to three years to take the exam itself including the year you begin the course.

Other bursaries are available.

Quotes from the courses

The course is excellent value for money

Fantastic speaker and interesting topic

I thought that this lecture was very clear and engaging in dealing some complex topics; thank you!

The lecturer’s approach is to be especially commended for its rigour

I really enjoyed discussing everyone’s cases and would love to do them again

Fabulous session, only complaint is it could have been longer

Archives

Workshop on wearable medical device data, 23 July, King’s College London

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Workshop on wearable medical device data
23 July 2018, 09.30-16.00
Great Hall, King’s College London

The Health Archives and Records Group is hosting a free, day-long workshop on data collected by wearable medical devices. These range from simple blood pressure monitoring devices used by keep-fit enthusiasts to clinical equipment used in the more complex care of patients with chronic, difficult to manage conditions such as Type 1 diabetes and lung disease. This is a rapidly evolving technology with major sensitivity concerns, and so records managers and archivists with responsibility for health related data in the NHS, private health care, pharmaceuticals, university and other sectors may find this workshop particularly useful.

The day will include quick-fire talks from device manufacturers and service providers, records managers, researchers, policy advisors and others, and will cover the creation and management of data, ethical and legal concerns, storage, digital preservation and re-use of data for research or other purposes. There will also be practical sessions, discussion and debate around current issues, likely future developments and next steps for the implementation of appropriate and sustainable standards and protocols around this data.

Confirmed speakers to date:

Dr Natalie Banner (‘Understanding Patient Data’ project, Wellcome Trust)

Professor Patricia Grocott (Professor of Nursing Technology and Innovation, King’s College London)

Dr Martyn Harris (Institute of Coding, Birkbeck University)

Tim Kendall (UK Caldicott Guardian Council and Chair of the London Caldicott Guardian Network)

Dr Rebecca Lynch (Research Fellow (Medical Anthropology), London School of Hygiene and Tropic Medicine)

Russell Joyce (Health Sciences Records and Archives Association)

Chris Robson (Entrepreneur and CEO of ‘Living With…’ condition management platform)

Full programme and further details to follow.

 

If you are interested in booking one of the remaining places at the event, please contact Clare Button at Clare.Button@ed.ac.uk