Dewar Centenary: Conference 19th May

A major project is underway to celebrate the centenary of the Dewar Report of 1912.  Dewar, along with his committee, undertook a review of healthcare in Scotland’s Highlands & Islands, which resulted in a revolutionary scheme to safeguard recruitment, retention and recognition of rural general practice in these areas.  It is credited as providing a blueprint for the NHS, which was subsequently founded in 1948.

As part of these celebrations, a one-day conference in Inverness has been organised for Saturday 19th May.  An exciting programme of short presentations by doctors and historians will include a re-enactment of scenes from the collection of evidence that happened 100 years ago.  This mini-play was first performed at the Highland Medical Society GP evening and proved to be very popular with the audience, generating much enthusiastic discussion.

Further information on the conference, including a downloadable programme, is available on the Dewar Centenary website at the link below:

http://www.dewarcentenary.org.uk/wp/conference

Registration is free: details from the website above.  The conference will be open to anyone with an interest in the subject, so feel free to invite friends and family too, and spread the word in your area.

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