Man will go on trial for crimes against his own health
as part of a special conference at the University of
Health and social care staff will join School of Health and Wellbeing academics and
students at the event on Thursday, 9 June 2011.
The Opportunities for
Excellence in Health and Social Care will include a ‘mock
trial’ in which Man stands accused of crimes against health,
including grievous personal bodily harm against himself. Expert
witnesses will provide evidence and act the roles of prosecutor and
judge, with a jury deciding on Man’s guilt or innocence.
The expert witnesses will include Dr Steve Boorman, Chief
Medical Advisor to Royal Mail Group and NHS Workforce Health and
Wellbeing Lead Reviewer for the ‘Boorman Review’ report, published
The one-day conference will take place at the Millennium City
Building at the Wolverhampton City Campus from 9am until
The keynote speaker will be Professor Tony Hazell, Chair of the
Nursing and Midwifery Council, who received an Honorary Degree of
Doctor of Science from the University in April.
Professor Linda Lang, Dean of the School of Health and
Wellbeing, said: “This event will allow us to explore ways of
ensuring that health and social care service continue to impact
positively upon health and wellbeing in the future.
“The Trial of Man will offer an interesting and evocative look
at whether Man’s health problems are his own fault, or whether the
fault lies with his genes or even with the health services.”
The conference is being held in memory of Professor Sam Ramaiah,
Honorary Professor at the School of Health and Wellbeing and
Director of Public Health at NHS Walsall from 1992 until 2010.
The event will be attended by health and social care staff,
leaders, policy makers, commissioners, service users, carers,
academics and students.
For further information or to attend the conference, email
call 01902 321151.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Wednesday, 01 June 2011
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