Social Work and NHS History

My latest contributions for the People’s History of the NHS website are a blog post and a longer accompanying entry for our growing Encyclopaedia, both looking at the impact of the introduction of the British National Health Service on medical social work.  World Social Work Day (Tuesday 15 March in 2016) is a good time to look back to the …

Reviewing Almost Worthy

The latest issue of the Voluntary Sector Review has now been published. It features my review of Brent Ruswick's Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917. I won't repeat the review here, but I will offer a few brief thoughts about the book and the series in which it's published, as well as the …