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Email: sscr@lse.ac.uk 

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EU Commissioner Stylianides visits LSE

European Commissioner Christos Stylianides met with faculty from a range of LSE departments on March 15 at an informal discussion event hosted by LSE Health. Commissioner Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and the EU's Ebola Coordinator, kicked off discussions with an overview of the EU response to the refugee crisis.



Call for proposals from individuals:  Supporting development of research capacity in adult social care in England

We are inviting applications from individuals committed to adult social care research who would benefit from NIHR SSCR support to further their research careers in this field. Applicants can be at any stage of their research career – pre-doctoral, doctoral, post-doctoral – but not yet experienced enough to be established as independent, or more established researchers. Applicants must show a commitment to establishing a long-term career in adult social care research.

Deadline: 4pm on Monday 9 May 2016

Read the call document
Access the application form


Chinese Health Policy: Options for Reform

Leading academics from Fudan University, Shanghai, presented recent research on Chinese Health Policy reform to a packed hall at the LSE on Monday 21st March. The event was part of a broader collaboration between LSE and Fudan, who recently signed an MOU to work together on public policy research.


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School for Social Care Research Annual Conference 2016

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2016
Time: 9:45 - 16:30
Venue: London School of Economics (exact venue TBC)
Speakers: Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer, UK), Dr Josh Wiener (RTI International), Professor Geraldine McDonald (University of Bristol), Professor Jon Glasby (University of Birmingham).

SSCR's Annual Conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, managers, commissioners, providers, people who use services, carers and practitioners, among others and provide an opportunity to hear about our commissioned studies and implications for adult social care practice.

This event is free to attend. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Register now at https://sscr2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Developing Better Medicines at Lower Costs and Prices: The Good Pharma Model

Date: Monday 16 May 2016
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Venue: London School of Economics (exact venue TBC)
Speaker: Professor Donald Light (Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine)

Medical and economic sociologist Professor Donald Light visits the LSE to speak about cost effective medicine development - the Good Pharma Model. 

Professor Light will be joined by Professor Elias Mossialos who will Chair the event and Professor Alistair McGuire who will give a response to Professor Light's presentation. 

Inaugural International Health Policy Conference 2017

Date: 16th -19th February 2017
Venue: London School of Economics (room TBC)
Details: LSE Health & Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy announces a call for papers for the inaugural International Health Policy Conference, to be held at the LSE from 16th -19th February 2017. This unique conference seeks to bring together academics and policy-makers from a wide range of disciplines to take a multi-disciplinary approach to key health and social care issues.

Find out more and register here.

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

New Eurohealth on The changing role of nursing

Eurohealth Volume 22 Number 1

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies  (in which LSE Health is a partner), examines the changing role of nursing, including articles on the state of nursing in the European Union, nurse migration, EU accession and nursing, and whether there an EU framework for nurse education. Other articles include: Health priorities of the Dutch EU Presidency; Implementation status of the cross-border care directive; Making sense of EU health law; Managed entry agreements in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania); What does the Euro Health Consumer Index tell us; and Eurohealth Monitor.


The latest issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law is now online

This issue starts with original research articles on health care mergers (by Jeroen Postma and Anne-Fleur Roos), on switching in health insurance markets (by Daniëlle Duijmelinck and Wynand van de Ven), on the impact of Dutch health care reforms (by Hans Maarse, Patrick Jeurissen and Dirk Ruwaard), on prescription drug costs in the EU (by Eleanor Brooks and Robert Geyer), and on the regulation of primary care in the US (by Michael Richards and Daniel Polsky).

There is then a response from David Chinitz and Avi Israeli to a previously published article on health care in Israel that was written by Dani Filc and Nissim Cohen, and a response to the response by the original authors.

The issue finishes with a review article by Paul McCrone of a book on the rise of ADHD treatment that was written by Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler.

The issue can be found here.


New Eurohealth on Providing emergency medical care

Eurohealth Volume 21 Number 4

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth - from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - addresses emergency medical care. Its Observer section looks at the challenge of providing emergency medical care, including articles on out-of-hours primary care and demand for emergency medical services, urgent care and the English NHS 111 experience, and waiting time policies in the health sector. Other articles include: Challenges and concerns in the new era of EU health policy; Variable implementation of eHealth services within the EU; Medicrime Convention to fight against counterfeit medicines; National men’s health policies (Ireland); Hospital reforms (Switzerland); and Eurohealth Monitor.

To view more publications, please see the publications page.

Listed below are the three most recent blog posts from the LSEHSC blog:

Double whammy: transitioning from children’s to adult services and transitioning to adulthood
by Marija Trachtenberg Allan Colver recently gave a talk at the LSE Health and Social Care Formal Seminar. His talk is timely and relevant. It coincides and overlaps on the very same issues covered in the recently launched NICE guideline on the challenges young people face when transitioning from children’s to adult health and/or social care services. The challenges experienced […]

The impact of postponement of reforms to long-term care financing in England
by the CASPeR Study team The delay in the introduction of a lifetime cap on spending on long-term care will result in single and widowed homeowners with modest incomes who need care now or in the near future having to use up twice as much of their capital to pay for their care. With funding from the Nuffield Foundation we […]

The changing role of nursing (New Eurohealth issue)
by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid There is no doubt that the role of nurses has been changing over the past few decades, not only in terms of their evolving clinical and managerial responsibilities but also in terms of their education and training. These processes have been affected in many ways by developments at the European level, not […]


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