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

Medical Student Engagement Group Free online workshop

The Medical Student Engagement Group (MSEG) is holding a free online workshop on Saturday 2nd March2024 from 09.00-13.00 for all Society members who are involved in working with medical student groups or are planning to establish them. The morning… Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Zoom

Whalley Abbey - The Balint Spring Weekend

A residential weekend based at the peaceful & comfortable conference house of Whalley Abbey, Lancashire.  Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2024 For further detail and to book click HERE

South Wales Balint Event

Details to be updated and booking opened in the new year 19th to 21st April 2024