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Bring Back Bed 13 - The treat from superstition and religion to the NHS

Dr Edward Presswood reveals the extent to which the NHS panders to superstitious and religious beliefs

Dr Edward Presswood is a hospital doctor in North London. Throughout his medical practice he has been alarmed by the persistent intrusion of superstition and religion into the National Health Service. Increasingly aware of the harm caused by irrational beliefs, Edward calls for a rational NHS and a society that appreciates science.

The irrational practices in the NHS are well-intentioned but Edward suggests that they undermine the foundations upon which medicine stands. What superstitions does the NHS pander to? Should the NHS respect all of your beliefs? Should the hospital do everything it can to make you feel better? Should your taxes continue to fund irrational beliefs? Would you rather an expensive medication, or would having the cash actually make you feel better? All these questions will be discussed as Edward reveals how even numbering the hospital beds isn't free from superstition.

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Date and Time:

21 March 2012 at 8:30 pm


1 hour



Bloomsbury Room
Canterbury Hall
12-18 Cartwright Gardens

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