ICE Public Event: 15th November 2017

In Rude Health – Medical Dramas

PGMI and ICE present a discussion on how the dramatic portrayal of medical story lines complements, or clouds, public discussion of issues in the health profession.

Watch the conversation here: YouTube

We welcome as speakers two key creative participants on ‘Holby City‘, the BBC’s flagship medical series – first screened in 1999 – which attracts a weekly audience of 5 million viewers.

Joe Ainsworth

Joe Ainsworth

Liverpool born Joe Ainsworth has an English degree and an Honorary Doctorate from Edge Hill University. He is Story Consultant and a (BAFTA award winning) Screenwriter for ‘Holby City‘, whose team he joined in 2005. With 150+ episodes for Channel 4’s ‘Brookside’ also to his credit (‘…Spent eight years on Brookie putting bodies under patios…’), Joe Ainsworth is one of the country’s most prolific TV dramatists for ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Granada, whilst also working with Jimmy McGovern on The Lakes.’

Kate Hall
is Series Producer for ‘Holby City‘ and previously Series Editor for Channel 4’s long-running drama, ‘Hollyoaks‘, made by Liverpool’s Lime Pictures.

Is Television’s view of medical issues in ‘rude health’? Do the two professions of media and health positively interact or negatively conflict? Does the license of fiction and creative representation allow for a wider airing of key health debates?

Speakers will also include:

  • Professor Roger Shannon, Professor of Film and Television in the Department of Media, and Associate Director of ICE.
  • Professor Tim Woolford MD FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon University Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery Manchester Royal Infirmary Oxford Road Manchester
  • Sharon Roberts, lecturer in Nurse Education, Nursing Education Team  at Edge Hill University

PGMI (Post Graduate Medical Institute) and ICE (Institute for Creative Enterprise) are Research Institutes at Edge Hill University.

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2017

6.00pm Registration and Refreshments
6.30pm Event Start
7.45pm Refreshments and Networking

Venue: Faculty of Health and Social Care at  Edge Hill University (Directions)

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