Witness Seminar and Open Forum Series (No 8)

Were we all we could be? Health Education in Scotland since 1970
Recorded on 30 September 2006

Health education, in its various forms, has a long history. It expanded fairly rapidly as a profession within the NHS from 1970 and health education activity within primary care, education and environmental health grew with it. The development of health education in Scotland since 1970 has not been fully explored within the history of healthcare. There is some archival material, but until now there has not been a project to collect the views and recollections of people working in health education.

Earlier this year, NHS Health Scotland recognised this gap in our understanding of the history of healthcare and commissioned David Black of Communicable Health (himself a former health education worker), Ronnie Scott of Creative Communications, and Chris Nottingham of Glasgow Caledonian University to research and write an outline history of health education in Scotland since 1970, using oral history methodologies. This Witness Seminar and Open Forum was commissioned as part of this research.

In collaboration with Spoken Word Services

Part 1 : 1 hour, 6 minutes, , 36 seconds


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Part 2 : 1 hour, 8 minutes, , 51 seconds


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