Dr Peter Mansfield – Health-Raising!


What is health and how can we enhance it?

 

We talk a lot about health, but mostly we mean disease. Peter Mansfield chose a career in general practice for the freedom it then gave to innovate. He spent a life-time studying the nature and properties of health, how to recognise it in people and situations, and how to reinforce it. He devised a membership service, Good HealthKeeping, as one example of what a real health service might look like, and explored what it could achieve. In this presentation he explains what he has learnt and what he suspects, and invites listeners to join him in the process he calls health.

About the speaker:

 

Dr Peter Mansfield qualified in medicine in 1968, although his scholarship to Cambridge was in physics. Since an epiphany in 1970, he has been enthralled by health – quite different, he maintains. His career has been to understand it, explain it, and explore means to propagate it as widely as possible. Dr Sara Myhill once described him as the most innovative thinker on health that she knew. His independence of mind and of action led to involvement in the MMR controversy from 2001. The GMC started urgency proceedings against him but eventually withdrew their allegations without the case being heard. He now writes, plays the piano, assists a local organic farmer and is an active grandfather.
 
The physics background never left him, and his approach to medicine made him an outsider from the start. While researching a general practice development in Kentish Town, and training as a practitioner, he came across the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham, and became absorbed by its study of the nature of health. So he resolved to explore how the Peckham lessons could be applied. He opened a single-handed practice first in Bermondsey, and later in Lincolnshire, enabling him to have the freedom to do that.

 


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Date

Feb 09 2022
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Date: Feb 09 2022
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  • Peter Mansfield
    Peter Mansfield
    Alternative health advocate

    Dr Peter Mansfield qualified in medicine in 1968, although his scholarship to Cambridge was in physics. Since an epiphany in 1970, he has been enthralled by health – quite different, he maintains. His career has been to understand it, explain it, and explore means to propagate it as widely as possible. Dr Sara Myhill once described him as the most innovative thinker on health that she knew. His independence of mind and of action led to involvement in the MMR controversy from 2001. The GMC started urgency proceedings against him but eventually withdrew their allegations without the case being heard. He now writes, plays the piano, assists a local organic farmer and is an active grandfather.

    The physics background never left him, and his approach to medicine made him an outsider from the start. While researching a general practice development in Kentish Town, and training as a practitioner, he came across the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham, and became absorbed by its study of the nature of health. So he resolved to explore how the Peckham lessons could be applied. He opened a single-handed practice first in Bermondsey, and later in Lincolnshire, enabling him to have the freedom to do that.