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European Health Policy Group: Speaking Truth to Populism?

Description
Established over 20 years ago, the European Health Policy Group (EHPG) is a collegial network which aims to stimulate international collaboration and cross-country learning for improving evidence-based health policy.
Date:
Wednesday 7th June 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why Theresa May can't escape the fallout from her social care U-turn

Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by Professor Catherine Needham of HSMC about the General Election and social care.
Date:
Thursday 1st June 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Reflections on NHS leadership – a perspective from a recently-retired Chief Executive

Description
Mary Edwards, former Chief Executive of Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, gives her reflections on NHS leadership.
Date:
Friday 24th February 2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Delivering the Prime Minister's commitment to mental health and social justice through STPs

Description
Like politicians before her, Theresa May recently announced that mental health will be a priority, referring to "mental illness as a burning injustice". Whilst this focus on mental health and framing in terms of social justice is welcomed by all those who are concerned about the low priority often afforded to mental health, there are questions about whether such warm words will be translated into any real step-change.
Date:
Friday 3rd February 2017

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?
Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Finding the answer to the crisis in General Practice

Description
That there is a crisis in general practice is not in doubt. The impact of escalating demand and unmanageable workload is having a devastating effect, with GPs leaving the profession in significant numbers either through early retirement, or for a career change. The extent of the crisis means something has to give. And it has.
Date:
Tuesday 1st November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priority setting in tough times

Description
Health is a high priority for the public - this is the case the world over. UK health spending has increased almost every year since the NHS was established and the Government has 'protected' the NHS in recent years - relative to other aspects of public spending
Date:
Monday 10th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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