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Martin Knapp awarded Fellowship at King's College London

Martin Knapp (picture left with Paul McCrone) has been awarded a fellowship as an Honorary Professor of Health Economics at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. Read more...|


Call for Research Proposals from SSCR

SSCR is calling for research proposals addressing the big questions on adult social care for the next 5 - 10 years. The deadline is 28th September.

For full details, including application documentation, please see the SSCR website|.

Autism costs the UK £32 billion a year

Research led by Martin Knapp (pictured left) has highlighted that autism costs the UK £32 billion a year; more than any other medical condition, and greater than cost of cancer, stroke and heart disease combined. Affecting more than 1% of the population, care for those affected can last for 60-70 years. Read more|

Please also see our In the Media| page for articles citing this research.

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The Health Inc| project, coordinated by LSE Health and funded by European Commission, won the ‘Social Science & Medicine Best Poster Award’ at the ‘Health Systems in Asia’ conference in Singapore in December 2013. The prize was awarded to the project consortium for five posters presented at the event. 

Health Inc is a three year (2011 – 2014) collaborative research project between LSE Health (Alistair McGuire|, Philipa Mladovsky|, Divya Parmar| and Gemma Williams|) and five international partners, funded by the European Commission (FP7). The project explores how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms, with research conducted in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

More information on the posters and the Health Inc project can be found on the Elsevier| and Health Inc| websites respectively

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

3rd ILPN Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care: Where Next for Long-Term Care Reform?

Date: 31st August - 3rd September 2014
Venue: London School of Economics

Following the success of the first two conferences in 2010 and 2012, this ILPN conference offers again an opportunity to debate with international academics, policy makers and other experts key policy issues related to organisation, delivery, funding and regulation of long-term care services.

For more information, including how to register, please see the ILPN website.|


Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Practice

Date: 26th November 2014

Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Venue: LSE

This conference, jointly hosted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research, will bring together learning and recommendations from just over two years of activity on knowledge exchange and impact in adult social care. The conference will present findings from a LSE HEIF 5-funded project, Creating an Impact: Social Care Research in Action (SCEiP), which aimed to: bring researchers and social care professionals together to identify key issues in social care and apply research evidence to those priority issues; further enhance dialogue between research, practice and policy stakeholders to support joint knowledge development and exchange; increase the demand for, and utilisation of, research evidence by professionals; and explore ways to demonstrate the impact of social care research.

For further information and ticket reservation, please click here|.



Eurohealth Volume 20 Number 2|

Health behaviours and incentives
This issue’s Eurohealth Observer section looks at health-related behaviours and incentives. The overview article discusses the use of insights from behavioural science to nudge populations towards making positive changes to their health and lifestyle. Four articles follow on inequalities and health behaviours, effectiveness and ethics of health incentives, nudging and solidarity, and the nudging debate in the Netherlands. Other articles include: Political strategies in public health; Pharmaceutical cost containment in Poland and Hungary; Joint hospital procurement in Croatia; and Eurohealth Monitor.


"Saving our Sanity" by Martin Knapp|

It is increasingly recognised across the world that intervening early in mental illness not only spares millions from untold misery but can save millions in finances. Martin Knapp| provides an overview of a field of study that could transform this century and in which LSE leads the way in the Summer 2014 edition of LSE Alumni's Connect magazine. Read more|

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 articles on the widening of the north-south gap in Italy's health care, an analysis of the impact on general health of changes in public health expenditures in California and a number of articles on UK-US health related comparative analysis.


A new report, co-authored by PSSRU's Prof Martin Knapp, says Mental health cuts are costing the NHS millions.

The report's background available on the LSE News and Media section|

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