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Kosovo's Health Minister visits LSE

Kosovo's Health Minister, Dr Imet Rrahmani gave a public lecture at the LSE on the revival of Kosovo’s health system. The event was part of a week-long visit to the UK by a delegation from the Ministry, facilitated by LSE Health. Read more...

 
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Summer edition of LSE Health News now online

The summer edition of LSE Health news is now online. Highlights this month include: visit by the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid • Chinese research partnership confirmed • new research funding from UNICEF and the Wellcome Trust amongst others • brief on Brexit and the NHS • new staff appointments. Read more... 

Back issues of LSE Health News can be found here.

 
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Targeting Innovation in Antibiotic Drug Discovery

A new LSE Health study - Targeting Innovation in Antibiotic Drug Discovery: The Need for a One Health – One Europe – One World Framework - published by the WHO's European Observatory, offers an in-depth review and critical analysis of the existing European and international initiatives that support innovation of novel antibiotic drugs. Read more…

 
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Impact of Brexit on the NHS

Britain's withdrawal from the EU would negatively affect the NHS in a number of ways, a report by academics at the LSE and Imperial College London has warned. Read more...

 
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New transatlantic partnership

LSE and the University of Chicago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming to create the world's first transatlantic partnership in global health policy and economics. Read more...

 
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PSSRU recruiting Research Officer

Dr Jeroen Luyten (LSE Department of Social Policy), Professor Martin Knapp (PSSRU at LSE) and Professor Martin Rossor (UCL) have been awarded a research grant from the Wellcome Trust to investigate Amartya Sen’s capabilities approach as an ethical foundation for a cognition policy based on a metric of 'cognitive footprint', and are seeking to appoint a Research Officer to work on this grant. Read more about this role including information on how to apply here.

 
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Chinese partnership approved

LSE Council has approved the establishment of an
institutional partnership with Fudan University, making it the School’s 7th such partner.  Fudan is highly rated – both within China and internationally - and is part of the elite C9 group of top research institutions. LSE Health and Fudan's School of Public Health signed an MoU in November 2015 to work together on collaborative research, and the development of collaborative Executive education in hospital management. Read more...

 
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The Good Pharma Model

Medical and economic sociologist Professor Donald Light visited the LSE in May to talk about the crisis of unaffordably high prices for cancer and other specialty medicines and to describe a potential alternative for developing better medicines at lower costs, setting out the public health model for drug development used by the Mario Negri Institute and described in Light's new book Good Pharma. Discussant Professor Alistair McGuire responded with his own thoughts on Light's thesis. Read more...

 
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LSE Health Public Event

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Time: 17.30-19.00
Venue: London School of Economics (Vera Antsey Room. Old Building)
Speaker: Dr Imet Rrahmani - Minister of Health, Republic of Kosovo

Dr Imet Rrahmani, Minister of Health for the Republic of Kosovo will join us at the LSE to give a public lecture charting the progress Kosovo has made in rebuilding its health system since the devastating war of 1999 when the system collapsed completely. He will explore the challenges Kosovo faces today and how the country is preparing for its biggest reform ever – from health care financing to health care professional capacity and system building.

Register here and find more information here.

Contact lse_health@lse.ac.uk for further details.

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.
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New Eurohealth, Special issue on priorities for health systems strengthening in the WHO European Region

Eurohealth Volume 22 Number 2

This special issue, marking the 20th anniversary of the Ljubljana Charter on Reforming health care in Europe, published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies   (in which LSE Health is a partner), explores how Member States are strengthening their health systems in line with the recently launched strategic document “Priorities for health systems strengthening in the WHO European Region 2015–2020: walking the talk on people centredness”. Articles include: Introducing the issue; Priorities for strengthening people centred health systems; Transforming health services to meet the health challenges of the 21st century (Germany, Scotland, Republic of Armenia); Moving towards universal health coverage and a Europe free from impoverishing out-of-pocket payments; Enhancing the health workforce (Wales, Republic of Kazakhstan, Malta, Hungary); Ensuring equitable access to cost-effective medicines and technology (Denmark, Republic of Moldova); Improving health information and health information systems’ (Portugal, Slovenia, the Observatory); and Publications.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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 outputs, please see the outputs page.

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

Early evaluation: hurdles in the road for Pioneer health and social care integration programme
by Bob Erens and Gerald Wistow The final report from the ‘early evaluation of the Integrated Care and Support Pioneer programme’s first 18 months suggests the 14 English areas comprising its original cohort have been making some headway (11 others joined them last year). But many are finding the going tough in terms of progress towards the initiative’s goal of […]

Is parenthood beneficial for later life cognition?
by Sanna Read and Emily Grundy Parenthood may have long-lasting consequences on how life shapes up. Family building not only affects educational pathways, career opportunities and financial position, but also opens and closes avenues to contacts, activities and social support. Family size and the age when people become parents may be critical. Through various positive and negative aspects and also […]

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 […]

 

 
 
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