ALISS are pleased to announce a visit to the Kings Fund Library including a special history of health care tour
6 November 2-4.30pm approx.
The King’s Fund
11–13 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0AN
The afternoon will start at 2pm with an introduction to the Kings Fund library and its services. The Kings Fund is a unique and free source of information on health and social care policy and management. Based in central London. It will then proceed with King’s Fund Information and Knowledge Service’s walking tour of Marylebone where we will explore the history of health care This tour will take you to the heart of ‘pill island’ and introduce you to some of its many medical residents. Visit the house of ‘nurse number one’, learn who was ‘King of the Quacks’ and visit the site of Florence Nightingale’s first post as we explore the growth of medical and allied health professions from the 18th century to present day. This tour was mentioned at a recent ALISS event as a means of promoting wellbeing https://www.slideshare.net/heatherdawson/pills-skills-and-toothaches-planning-a-library-walking-tour
and the leader will be able to offer insight into its development.
The tour will be 60-90 minutes long and will start and end at The King’s Fund. You don’t need to wear walking boots but comfortable footwear is recommended and an umbrella in case of rain.
Please note that walking tour participants are responsible for their own personal safety at all times. We ask you to please pay attention to your surroundings as we walk the route and take particular care when crossing roads.
Visit is free to ALISS members.
£5 to non-members. Admin charge
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