Understanding the emotional content of the doctor-patient relationship

Founded in 1969 for the study of the doctor-patient relationship, the UK Balint Society continues to promote and develop the legacy of psychoanalysts Michael and Enid Balint whose work and ideas remain at the heart of all that we do.

Having recently celebrated our 50th anniversary, we are pleased to report that the Society is in very good health. From its earliest beginnings in supporting the work of General Practitioners, we now bring together a diverse range of professional groupings, from health, social care, and beyond. During the Covid pandemic, the Society was quickly able to support and develop the transition to on-line working which has had unexpected benefits in enabling us to connect those working in far-flung or rural locations. 

We hope you find our new website useful and informative. Please get in touch if you have suggestions about how we might improve what we are already offering here. 

Enid and Michael Balint

Bristol Balint Study Day

*Save the date* Friday 1st December 2023 at Engineers House, The Promenade, Clifton Down, Bristol The study day will be of interest to clinicians and trainees from a range of disciplines and backgrounds and working in a variety of settings.  The study day welcomes… More Information & Booking