Raj to Rhondda: How Indian Doctors Saved the NHS (2008. BBC4 Documentary)

The story of the generation of doctors who came from the Indian subcontinent to become the hidden heroes who have provided the backbone of the NHS for the last 40 years. Despite enduring years of discrimination, they fulfilled Britain’s health needs and carved successful careers that took them to the heart of the British medical establishment. As they collectively reach retirement age, Britain faces a crisis in healthcare. 30 mins viewing, followed by discussion.

This event will be held in person at GTC (venue to be confirmed)

GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Trinity 2022

Decolonizing Healthcare

3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 2 and 4)

Convened by Paola Esposito (paola.esposito@anthro.ox.ac.uk)

The GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group explores the extent to which film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After watching selected clips, we discuss a film’s content and approach, and interrogate its capacity to support the analysis of issues relating to illness, crisis, health and wellbeing.

This term we focus on the theme of ‘decolonising healthcare’.