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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...


LSE-ICL Medical Innovation Forum

Following the medical innovation forum hosted by LSE in partnership with Imperial College London on the 14 October, video footage of the sessions is now available to view here. Professor Alistair McGuire of LSE Health (pictured) was one of the speakers.


Transparency, big data and international cooperation at the heart of Korean health system success

A transparnet system, data analysis and active international cooperation are at the heart of Korea's successes in health system development said Dr Myongsei Sohn, President of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Centre (HIRA) at a public lecture hosted by LSE Health. 



Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: An overview

The Care and State Pension Reform (CASPeR) research team (comprising of members from the Pensions Policy Institute, the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Health Economics Group at the University of East Anglia) is today publishing ‘Interactions between state pension and long-term care reforms: An overview’. Read more...

Click here for the report and the press release (PDF).


News from the Action and Research Centre at the RSA

Today the RSA has launched its latest report, Community Capital: The Value of Connected Communities. The final report, from the Big Lottery funded Connected Communities programme, which includes contributions from PSSRU's Martin Knapp and A-La Park, is based on five years of community engagement and research with people in seven locations around the country, including partners at the University of Central Lancashire.

You can download the report here and read a blog introducing the work here.

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

Improving outcomes following hospital discharge: An RCT examining two patient-centered intervention models for acute stroke patients
Thursday 10 December 2015
Time:  12:30 - 13:30 (lunch from 12pm)
Venue:  Tower 2 9.04
Speaker:  Professor Paul Freddolino (pictured left, PSSRU visiting professor/Michigan State University)

For further information, please see the Events page or the Eventbrite registration link.


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, Special Gastein Issue on Securing health in Europe 

Eurohealth Volume 21 Number 3

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth addresses many topics covered in the 2015 European Health Forum Gastein on the topic Securing health in Europe: balancing priorities, sharing responsibilities. Health leaders from WHO, the EU, Austria, Luxembourg, and other important institutions present their views and ideas. The Observer section covers: Securing health in all policies, Affordability of new medicines, Securing the health workforce, and Innovative approaches for mental illness. The International Section contains articles on: The power of patients, The power of the International Health Regulations, Enhancing public health preparedness, and Strengthening primary care. The Systems and Policies section looks at: Financial stability (Czech Republic), Key reforms and challenges (Luxembourg), and Long-term care reform (The Netherlands).



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:

Large scale mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry: 1 + 1 = 1?
by Aris Angelis and Panos Kanavos On 29 October, Pfizer and Allergan confirmed that they were in “preliminary friendly discussions” about a possible merger, proposed by Pfizer. If completed, the so-called “Pfizergan” deal is expected to cause significant debate in the US, not least because one of the main incentives behind the merger would be Pfizer’s intention to change its […]

Autism: which interventions offer value for money?
by Valentina Iemmi and Martin Knapp More than 600,000 people in the United Kingdom have autism. While a multitude of interventions are available to support them, the value for money of those interventions is unknown. We are attempting to shed some light on this issue through the National Autism Project (NAP) funded by the Shirley Foundation. What is autism? The National […]

Primary health care should play bigger role in treating chronic kidney disease
A new review article suggests that primary health care should play a bigger role in managing early-stage chronic kidney disease. Olivier J. Wouters and Dr. Panos G. Kanavos, two of the co-authors of the study, discuss these findings. Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which involves the gradual loss of kidney function, is one of the most common health conditions in the […]


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