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LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy|

PSSRU colleagues Annette Bauer|, Martin Knapp|, Valentina Iemmi| and Bayo Adelaja| have contributed to a report which amongst its key findings has discovered that perinatal depression, anxiety and psychosis carry a total long-term cost to society of around £8.1 billion a year.

The report was produced by the London School of Economics and Centre for Mental Health for the Everyone’s Business campaign led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance and funded by Comic Relief.

Click here| to read the report in full.


ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre|

A new Economic & Social Research Centre (ESRC)| funded research programme has been established, forming a part of the ESRC Big Data Network. As a consortium of the Universities of Essex (where it is based), Kent, East Anglia and the LSE, it joins a wider collaborative network of specialist university research centres for Smart Data. Key areas of research| are sustainable economic growth, the design of smarter social care policies, and mapping and access to green infrastructure.

PSSRU's Julien Forder| has been appointed a co-investigator and Jose-Luis Fernandez| as a researcher on the Support for Vulnerable People| programme. For further information, please see the website|

LSE Health and The Commonwealth Fund convene International Experts Working Group on High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Across health systems in industrialised countries, as few as 5-10 percent of patients are responsible for more than 50 percent of the total cost of healthcare. These “high-need, high-cost” patients are likely to suffer from chronic diseases and multiple or complex conditions, often combined with behavioural or mental health problems and socioeconomic challenges. LSE Health and The Commonwealth Fund have launched a two-year project to compare international integrated delivery models for the care of high-need, high-cost patients and identify best practices in improving health and social care while controlling costs associated with this population. Read more...|

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Final Health Inc conference

The Health Inc FP7 project, coordinated by LSE Health, is holding its final conference|, “Towards equitable coverage and more inclusive social protection in health” on 28-29 October, 2014, at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium. Further details on the conference agenda can be found here.|

For a span of three years, Health Inc| has explored whether social exclusion can explain the limited success of innovate health financing and social protection reforms in two Indian states (Karnataka and Maharashtra) and two West-African countries (Senegal and Ghana). In this final conference we will bring together scholars, policymakers and civil society actors from around the world to discuss our findings and debate on how to make social health protection programmes and health financing strategies more inclusive.

If you would like to attend the conference, please follow this link| to register.

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LSE Health Public Lecture: The Affordable Care Act in the US: How did it happen and where is it taking the health care system?

Date: 30 October 2014
Time: 18:30 - 19:30
Venue: CLM 3.02, Clement House, Aldwych, LSE
Speaker: Prof Lawrence D Brown, Professor of Health Policy and Management and former Chair, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in the US in 2010, is considered the largest reform to the American health care system since Medicare began insuring the elderly in 1965. Prof Lawrence Brown will trace the evolution of this health reform and what it means for the future of health care in the US and around the world.

Entry is free, open to all, and first-come, first served, with no registration required. With queries contact s.mccuskee@lse.ac.uk|. Location information here|.

Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Practice

Date: 26 November 2014
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Venue: LSE

This conference, jointly hosted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research, will bring together learning and recommendations from just over two years of activity on knowledge exchange and impact in adult social care. The conference will present findings from a LSE HEIF 5-funded project, Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Action (SCEiP), which aimed to: bring researchers and social care professionals together to identify key issues in social care and apply research evidence to those priority issues; further enhance dialogue between research, practice and policy stakeholders to support joint knowledge development and exchange; increase the demand for, and utilisation of, research evidence by professionals; and explore ways to demonstrate the impact of social care research.

For further information and ticket reservation, please click here|.


Dementia UK, 2nd Edition|

Dementia costs the UK £26 billion a year; enough to pay the energy bills of every household in the UK. This is just one of the findings from a new report co-authored with The Alzheimer's Society, LSE and King's College London.

The research in this report provides the most detailed and robust picture to date of the prevalence and economic impact of dementia in the UK. Click here| to read the full report.


Happiness by Design|

In Happiness by Design, Professor Paul Dolan brings the latest research in behavioural science together with current findings in happiness studies to create a new concept of happiness - it's not just how you think, it's how you act.

For more information, please click here|.


Eurohealth Volume 20 Number 3|

Electing health: the Europe we want

This issue’s Eurohealth addresses many topics covered in the European Health Forum Gastein. Interviews with health leaders from WHO, the EU, and other important institutions are included. The Observer section covers: Health and European integration; Building EU health policy for the future; Telemedicine; Taking change seriously; and the EU’s contribution to health system performance. The International Section contains an article on: From Millennium Development Goals to the post-2015 agenda; Leadership in public health; Development of an R&D Roadmap; Caring for people with multiple chronic conditions; and Personalised medicines. The Systems and Policies section looks at: care coordination and patient choice (Austria); health system trends (FSU countries); and quality of inpatient care (Germany).

Health Economics Policy and Law

Latest issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law now available online|

Edited by LSEHSC's Adam Oliver|, this issue includes original research articles on the smoking response to health shocks (by Michael Richards and Joachim Marti), the Vietnamese health care system (by G. Emmanuel Guindon), orthopaedics services in England (by Hugh McLeod, Ross Millar, Nick Goodwin and Martin Powell), and the effect of the Irish workplace smoking ban (by Michael Savage).

The issue finishes with a perspective article on the ethical and policy challenges in US community health centers (or centres), written by Nancy Berlinger, Michael Gusmano and Eva Turbiner.

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