6th October 2006


An Inaugural Lecture at the University of Lincoln will focus on policies related to dealing with complaints in health care settings and how they have changed from the 1970s to date.


Reflections on Complaints and Citizenship is the title of the Inaugural Lecture by Professor Judith Allsop which will be delivered at the university on Tuesday 24th October.


The lecture will identify three phases of policy-making which indicate different models and assumptions about the relationship between the aggrieved citizen, the medical profession and the state that are implicit in policy shifts.


Drawing on research findings and professional experience, the talk will reflect how the policy change can be interpreted and the implications it can bring.


Prior to joining the University of Lincoln, Professor Judith Allsop was a founder of the Health Policy Research Unit at De Montfort University and has written widely on the subject of health policy.


In 2004 she carried out a study for the Council of Health Regulatory Excellence on UK Health Professional Regulation and in 2005, she undertook comparative research on Medical Regulation for the Chief Medical Officer.


The lecture is scheduled to start at 6pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre, at the university’s Brayford Pool campus, with buffet and refreshments to follow.


Admission to the lecture is free, but there are limited spaces so attendees are required to book. To book a place please contact Miss Alex Gray (01522 837003) or email:



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