The 2019 FHT Conference, taking place at The King’s Fund, London, on 29 November, is a great opportunity to learn from those who have successfully brought together the best of conventional medicine and complementary healthcare to provide a truly holistic approach for patients.
We’re delighted to be joined by experts in education, healthcare and research, who will deliver talks on a range of topics and share tips on how you too can be a part of the future of integrated health and social care. This week, we’re highlighting the incredible work of speaker Dr Laura Marshall-Andrews…
Laura is a GP, the founder of the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre and the College of Medicine Lead on Integrated General Practice. She is extremely passionate about patient-centred care and integrated medicine, saying that ‘“I learn more every day from the people I see in clinics than I do anywhere else”.
Laura also has a strong interest in ‘slow medicine’, which views the patient as an organic being that needs time and the right conditions to heal, as opposed to a broken machine that needs to be ‘fixed’.
About the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre
The Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre is an NHS GP surgery. Integrating mainstream medicine with complementary approaches is their primary focus when working with patients to develop treatment plans that reflect not just the illness, but the person who has the illness. As well as offering a range of healing arts services, Laura and her colleagues have carefully chosen a range of the most effective complementary therapies and treatments to offer patients at the centre including aromatherapy, massage, reflexology, acupuncture, nutrition, craniosacral therapy, Alexander technique, talking therapies and many more.
In her presentation, Laura will explain to delegates what she thinks good integrated healthcare ‘looks like’, including an overview of the services available at Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre. She will also provide an introduction to the key principles of ‘slow medicine’ and will share some tips on how therapists can make the most of current opportunities in the health and care system and forge links with relevant health professionals and organisations in their local community.
Tickets to the 2019 FHT Conference are just £85 for FHT members (£105 for non-members) and include a networking buffet lunch, drinks reception and refreshments.
Last year’s conference sold out early, so we strongly recommend booking soon if you would like to secure your place.