Public Intellectuals with Professor Aneez Esmail - Challenges for the NHS: Diversity in the Making of a National Institution
Immigration and the future of the NHS are two of the most prominent issues in the 2015 election. Rarely visible in these debates is the fundamental role played by immigrant doctors and nurses in shaping the development of the NHS as one of Britain's key institutions. At the same time, healthcare is one of the most significant arenas of everyday life in which people encounter ethnic diversity.
Drawing on his experiences as a Manchester GP, academic researcher and social activist, this public conversation with Professor Aneez Esmail explores how dealing with diversity has changed healthcare in Britain, at a time when the NHS is seen as facing radical new challenges and pressures.
Aneez Esmail is Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester and was Associate Vice-President for Social Responsibility & Equality and Diversity between 2006-14. He has worked as a GP for almost three decades and was Medical Advisor to the Shipman Inquiry. His pioneering research on racial discrimination in the medical profession was recognised internationally with the award of a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.
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Manchester Central Library, Performance Space
St Peter's Square