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UK People's Health Assembly
10 - 11 July 2012
Nottingham Trent University is delighted to be hosting for the first UK People’s Health Assembly.
The aim of the Assembly in Nottingham is to create a forum for individuals and organisations to come together to discuss the continued development of a ‘health movement’ in the UK.
The assembly will invite a range of groups and stakeholders to come and participate in a big discussion about health, justice and the state of democracy – and how health and health equity provides an important and strategic platform for action. The Nottingham Public Health Assembly is being developed as a ‘mirror’ event, to coincide with the third global Public Health Assembly being held in Cape Town from the 6 – 11 July, which we will link up with during the assembly.
The assembly will not be run like most other conferences, innovative methods will be used to facilitate discussion which many of you may not be aware of. The emphasis will be on group interaction, which will take many forms, including workshops, open space discussions, videos, podcasts, dramas. These will be supported by inputs from speakers on the various topics, which are all based on the People’s Health Charter.
The Assembly will end with the development of a draft manifesto, which will form the basis for ongoing discussion as we develop and build the UK Public Health Movement.
Business as usual won't take us to where we want to go, but together, as a diverse collective of people with a broad range of skills and knowledge and a shared vision, we can build momentum to achieve a healthy society.
Provisional Speakers include:
John Lister - Health Journalist and Director of Health Emergency
Allyson Pollock - Professor of Public Health Research and Policy; Author of NHS plc and co-author of The New NHS: A Guide
Tim Street - UK Uncut
Roberto De Vogli - Professor Global Health; Author of Progress or Collapse: The Crisis of Market Greed
Katherine Smith - Lecturer, Global Public Health Unit, University of Edinburgh
Jonny Currie - Past President of Medsin-UK and co-initiator of Generation Development
Anuj Kapilashrami - Lecturer in Global Public Health, University of Edinburgh. Participated in the formation of the Global People's Health Movement.
Richard Taylor - Medical Doctor and Independent Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest between 2001 and 2010
Help build a progressive local to global health movement in the UK.
Participate in restoring the NHS to its founding principles.
Learn from leading experts about the local and global determinants of health.
Network with organisations and individuals involved in health and social activism.
Take part in developing a UK People’s Health Manifesto.
If you would like to contribute a poster or workshop, or to help out on the day please email.
More details and registrationvia the website