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Family Beliefs a Barrier to Aged Care Health Reform

A new study of 15 European countries, including the UK, by Dr Joan Costa-i-Font| shows that older parents are boycotting the development of long-term care funding and insurance, fearing their children will relinquish all responsibility for looking after them in their old age. Dr Costa-i-Font says people need to adjust their expectations of family responsibility to become more in tune with reality so that much-needed reforms in the aged care sector can be pursued. Read more|.


Professor Julian Le Grand awarded Knighthood in New Year Honours list 2015

Congratulations to Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmus Professor of Social Policy, who was awarded a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list 2015 for services to social science and public service. Click here| to view the New Year Honours list 2015 in full. Read more|.


REF2014 Results

Results from REF2014 reconfirm LSE as a world-leading research university, with the Department of Social Policy ranking first in the UK for the percentage of its research rated world leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

All six of the Department's impact case studies were ranked 4*. LSEHSC contributed three of these to REF2014. Click here| to read the full case studies.

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LSEHSC Formal Seminar: Avoidable harm, unwarranted variation and diffusion in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction
Wednesday 4 February 2015
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Venue: TW2 2.04, LSE
Speaker: Duncan McPherson, Portsmouth NHS Trust and UCL.

Abstract to follow.

To register for this seminar, please click here|.

STAR: using visual economic models to engage stakeholders to increase value in the the NHS
LSE Works: LSE Health and Social Care public lecture
Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speakers: Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan
Respondent: Siân Williams
Chair: Sir Muir Gray


Mara Airoldi (@MaraAiroldi|) is a Departmental Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy a Researcher at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Mara has contributed to the development of STAR, a socio-technical approach to resource allocation and applied this in working with healthcare organisations in England, Italy, Ontario and with the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 

Gwyn Bevan is Professor of Policy Analysis at LSE. He has been a Director at the Commission for Health Improvement and is a member of England’s Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation to the Secretary of State for Health.

Siân Williams has programme-managed IMPRESS since 2007 and has had the opportunity to test implementation of its recommendations as part of the London Respiratory Team and more recently the London Respiratory Network. She has an NHS management background,  a public health degree and also manages the International Primary Care Respiratory Group.  

Muir Gray (@muirgray|) is a consultant in public health in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Director of Better Value Healthcare.

LSE Works| is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's academic departments and research centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed at LSE Works|.  

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or contact LSE Events at events@lse.ac.uk| or 0207 955 6043.

PSSRU LSE Literary Festival Discussion: Perceptions of Madness: understanding mental illness through art, literature and drama|
Wednesday 25 February 2015
Time: 17:00 - 18:30
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.
Speakers: Nathan Filer, plus others TBC
Chair: Professor Martin Knapp

How mental illness is portrayed in art, literature and on TV can have a positive or negative effect on how the public perceives mental ill health. Representations of people with mental health problems can range from the mad psychotic criminal to people within their daily lives dealing with depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  This panel discussion explores how such presentations of mental illness can affect public understanding of mental ill health with insights from research and personal experiences.

For further details, including how to book tickets, please click here|.

To view all forthcoming and past events, please see the events page|.

Health Effects of Unemployment Benefit Program Generosity|

Men who lose their job in US states that provide generous unemployment benefits are at lower risk of poor health, according to research published on Thursday 18 December in the American Journal of Public Health and which was led by Jonathan Cylus of LSE Health and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. The researchers found that while there is an increased risk of reporting poor health for men who experience job loss, men who lost their job in states and years with comparatively more generous unemployment benefits had a statistically lower likelihood of reporting poor health. 

Click here| to read the full paper.


Eurohealth Volume 20 Number 4|

Migrants and Health

The last Eurohealth for 2014 throws the spotlight on migrants and health. In the Observer section, the overview article describes the infectious disease burden in migrant populations in Europe. Three migrant-focussed articles follow on chronic viral hepatitis, health care access, and service entitlements in Spain and Sweden. The International Section contains articles on: Politics of health workforce planning, and EU competence in health security policy. The Systems and Policies section looks at: Commercialisation of public hospitals in Poland; Perceptions about affordability of care in the Netherlands; Pharmaceutical market reform in Portugal; Financial crisis and health service reform in Cyprus; Reducing avoidable mortality in England; and Eurohealth Monitor.

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.

To view more publications, please see the publications page|.
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