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Mobilising scepticism for positive healthcare change

22 Jun 2022 13:00 - 17:30

20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London, W1G ORN


Mobilising scepticism for positive healthcare change: Findings from a Brixton case study
Find out why some communities are reluctant to take up mainstream healthcare in this free, informal, collaborative workshop.

The Wellcome Trust-funded Healthy Scepticism project have been working in partnership with community research organisation Centric on health activism and scepticism in Brixton, South London. Through a series of oral history interviews, they have explored the reasons behind health scepticism and the different forms of activism that exist in this community, from herbal remedies to massage, and from entrepreneurialism to healthcare reform.

This workshop asks what we can learn from the stories and experiences of sceptical communities about how mainstream healthcare does and does not work, and what potential ideas for reform they contain.

We invite participants to think and discuss with us what problems might emerge in care in different communities and the solutions we might – as a group – conjure up to produce a system of healthcare that reflects, represents and works for us all.

This event is part of the Wellcome Trust-funded Healthy Scepticism project, led by Caitjan Gainty at Kings College London and Agnes Arnold-Forster at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.

Page last updated - 15/06/2022