Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Practice
Date: 26th November 2014
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
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.
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What happened to the world's first NHS?
Date: Friday 31 October 2014
Time: 12:30 - 13:45 (commencing with lunch)
Venue: NAB 1.04 (New Academic Building, LSE)
Speaker: Professor Robin Gauld
What happened to the world’s first NHS? Questions about New Zealand’s health system at its 75th anniversary
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This formal seminar will hear from Robin Gauld, Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Health Systems, Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Boston University Health Policy Institute, and was a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in 2008-09, working with colleagues from Boston University and Harvard University. Past positions include lecturing and research posts at the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, and teaching at the University of Texas and Harvard University.
Current research interests include: comparative health policy, health system and quality improvement, clinical governance, primary care, population based health funding formulas, and health information technology.
Robin has authored over 85 peer-reviewed journal articles and several books and chapters. His book The New Health Policy (Open University Press, 2009) was awarded first prize in the Health and Social Care category at the 2010 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. Other recent books include Revolving Doors: New Zealand's Health Reforms - the Continuing Saga (Institute of Policy Studies and Health Services Research Centre, 2009), The Age of Supported Independence co-authored with Beatrice Hale and Patrick Barrett (Springer, 2010), Health Care Systems in Asia and Europe co-edited with Christian Aspalter and Uchida Yasuo (Routledge, 2011), and Democratic Governance in Health, co-authored with Miriam Laugesen (Otago University Press, 2012).
Robin has a PhD in public administration from the University of Hong Kong, and a master's degree with distinction and first class honours from Victoria University of Wellington.
Department of Social Policy Public Lecture: Happiness by Design
Date: Wednesday 22nd October 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00 followed by a reception
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Paul Dolan
Chair: Professor Elaine Fox
Professor Paul Dolan defined happiness in terms of experiences of pleasure and purpose. He described how being happier means allocating attention more efficiently: towards those things that bring us pleasure and purpose and away from those that generate pain and pointlessness. Behavioural science tells us that most of what we do is not so much thought about; rather, it simply comes about. So by clever use of priming, defaults, commitments and social norms, you can become a whole lot happier without actually having to think very hard about it. You will be happier by design.
Paul Dolan is a Professor of Behavioural Science in the Department of Social Policy and a member of the LSE Health cluster, and author of Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life.
Elaine Fox is a Professor of Cognitive and Affective Psychology and Director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience.
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3rd ILPN Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care: Where Next for Long-Term Care Reform?
Date: 31st August - 3rd September 2014
Venue: London School of Economics
Following the success of the first two conferences in 2010 and 2012, this ILPN conference offers again an opportunity to debate with international academics, policy makers and other experts key policy issues related to organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services.
For more information, please see the ILPN website.
Modelling costs and outcomes for dementia: MODEM project launch
Date: 15th May 2014, 13:30 - 16:00
Venue: NAB LG.08, New Academic Building, London School of Economics
Dementia – considered one of the leading challenges for the country as the population ages – has been flagged as a high priority for government, the NHS and local councils. Evidence suggests that there are currently 670,000 people with dementia in England, with annual costs of £23 billion with the contribution of family carers being valued at £8 billion.
In December, the G8 countries held a Dementia Summit in London. The joint declaration from the eight Health Ministers included a commitment “to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers while reducing emotional and financial burden.”
This event launched a new collaborative study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research.
Launch of the WHO Consultative Committee Report - Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage
Date: 1st May 2014
Hosted by: LSE Health and Social Care and Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Venue: CLM.6.02, Clement House, Aldwych
Countries around the world are moving towards Universal Health Coverage. Along the way, they face difficult choices. The WHO Consultative Group on Equity and Universal Health Coverage has produced a report to offer guidance on how to make these choices fairly. This seminar presented the Group’s recommendations and offers reflection from leading academics and policy-makers in health policy.
School for Social Care Research (SSCR) Annual Conference
Date: 8th April 2014, 10am - 4:30pm
Venue: New Academic Building, London School of Economics
The School's Annual Conference provided an opportunity to hear about emerging evidence from SSCR’s commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice. Further information can be found on the SSCR website.
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