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LSEHSC blog celebrates 10 years of Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL)

On 22 October 2015, LSE Health and Social Care and the LSE's Departmemt of Social Policy hosted a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL).

Several of HEPL's editorial board members delivered short presentations at the event, reflecting on issues that they thought posed particular challenges to the development of health care systems over the next decade.

These presentations have been posted to the LSEHSC blog. Read more...


Evidence submitted to parliament for the Psychoactive Substance Bill 2015-16

Dr Ornella Corazza of the University of Hertfordshire and Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu of LSE Health have submitted evidence to parliament arguing about the importance of giving further consideration to Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) in the Psychoactive Substance Bill 2015-16. It presents some preliminary results on the rapid diffusion and motivations behind PIEDs use in society. Read the full submission here.


New LSE Health Newsletter - December 2015

LSE Health has launched a new newsletter providing updates on activities, research and events. December highlights include new teaching initiatives for 2015, findings of the Advance-HTA conference held in mid-November and a number of new research publications.

Sign up to receive future editions of the newsletter and access the December edition here.


LSE Health broadens engagement with China

LSE Health has announced a range of new initiatives with Chinese partners across academia and government, including a collaboration with the School of Public Health at Fudan University to explore issues of policy reform in China’s developing health-care system, joint research with Peking University, and a Sino-European forum on food and medicine quality. Read more...

To view older items, please go to the news page.

LSEHSC Formal Seminar: A 5 Year NIHR Programme of Applied Research into Transition of Young People with Long-term Conditions 

Date: Monday 22 February 2016
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Venue: London School of Economics (room TBC)
Speaker: Professor Allan Colver (Newcastle University)

Professor Allan Colver, Newcastle University, will present on an NIHR-funded study which asks how health services can contribute most effectively to facilitating successful transition of young people with complex health needs from childhood to adulthood.

Click here to register for the seminar now.

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

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

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.



Assessing Improvements in Dementia Care and Support

The Department of Health (DH) commissioned a team from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (as part of the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU) and with support from the NIHR School for Social Care Research) to conduct a review to map data available and to summarise key research evidence on trends in dementia care in England over recent years, particularly since 2009.

The report "Independent assessment of improvements in dementia care and support since 2009" is now available - click here.

To view more publications, please see the publications page.

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

Greater public investment is needed to fund the NHS at a level considered normal in other high income countries
by Philipa Mladovsky, Martin McKee, David Ingleby and Bernd Rechel Health care is rarely far from the UK headlines, especially today, as junior doctors go on strike. The NHS’s failings are often highlighted prominently, its successes much less so. There is a constant stream of warnings that it is running out of money and thus unaffordable. Those who never liked […]

Celebrating 10 years of “Health Economics, Policy and Law”
by Adam Oliver On 22 October 2015, LSE Health and Social Care and the LSE’s Department of Social Policy hosted a special event to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cambridge journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law (HEPL). Several of HEPL’s editorial board members delivered short presentations at the event, reflecting on issues that they thought posed particular challenges to the […]

Are health care resources in the developed country context really scarce?
by Albert Weale It is often said – indeed I have said it myself on a number of occasions – that the problem of the fair and efficient allocation of health care resources stems from the fact of scarcity. I should like to use the splendid and notable occasion of the tenth birthday party of Health Economics, Policy and Law […]


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