Far be it from me –

She’s Got A Ticket To Ride (But She Don’t Care)

It comes to something when a patient is asked to pay a General Practitioner to write a letter to the Department of Work and Pensions. A General Practitioner is surely there to oversee the mental wellbeing of a patient? Shouldn’t a standard letter, sent on behalf of a patient, to the DWP, or indeed any part of HMG, be sent by electronic mail, or by Royal Mail, for the cost of second class stamp? I’ve reluctantly agreed to pay £16.50 so that my GP can convey some information on my behalf. Once again, I shall think very carefully about approaching a General Practitioner for any help in relation to any aspect of my mental well being.

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Notification of 4th Workshop – Media, Film & Healthcare

Dear Colleague –
I am pleased to invite you to attend a workshop facilitated by the International Health Humanities Network and the Institute of Mental Health and funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday 28 June 2013 at the University of Nottingham‘s Centre  for Advanced Studies and will discuss media and film in healthcare.
The speakers are:
*      Professor Danny Wedding – California School of Professional Psychology
*      Professor Jenny Kitzinger – Cardiff University
*      Dr Ahmed Hankir – University of Manchester
Attendance is by invitation only.
If you would like to take the opportunity to attend this one-day workshop, I would be grateful if you could contact our administrator, Lorna Viikna, by email atlorna.viikna@nottshc.nhs.uk as soon as possible.
Professor Paul Crawford

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