Symposium: Entwined Health System Histories: New Zealand and Britain Since 1938

Date: Tuesday 24 October 2017

Venue: Penthouse, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4TQ

As part of a larger Wellcome funded project on Health Systems in History, historians at the LSHTM and the University of Auckland are working on a study which aims to examine parallels and interlinkages between the UK and NZ health systems. In particular, we are interested in the flow of ideas between NZ and the UK, from the Beveridge era, to the purchaser/provider split, and on to the 2000s. In order to formally launch this arm of the Health Systems project we are holding a symposium at New Zealand House in the afternoon and evening of 24 October which is sponsored by NZ/UK Link. The programme will consist of a number of academic papers exploring connections in health policy and systems between the two countries over the study period and will be followed by an oral history component where we will be asking those with first-hand experience of working in both systems to share their experiences.

For a more detailed call for participants for the oral history session please see:

Final programme now available

If you would like any more details about the event, or are interested in attending, either as a participant or as an attendee, please contact Dr Hayley Brown, Centre for History in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H9SH


Telephone: 020 7927 2450 (Mon-Thurs)