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

London Balint Leaders Study Day

Our London based study day returns to the Swiss Cottage Hotel. Further information and booking details will be available Spring 2024 Friday 7th June 2024

Oxford Balint Weekend 2024

Our extremely popular Oxford Balint weekend will return to Corpus Christi College at Oxford University. Further details and booking to open Spring 2024. 4th to the 6th October 2024