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  • A comic tale: finding new ways to tell social care stories
    Research by PSSRU colleagues Nicola Brimblecombe, Bo Hu and Madeleine Stevens is the focus in this article on social care research findings being translated into comic book form. The Guardian, 2 March 2015.
  • NHS: £2 billion a week and counting
    Professor Martin Knapp appears around 20 minutes into this documentary to talk about statistics and costs of dementia care. Channel 4, 23 February 2015.
  • Giving a voice to UK's dementia sufferers and their loved ones
    Research on dementia by PSSRU's Professor Martin Knapp is cited in this report on carers being allowed access outside of visiting hours to dementia patients under their care whilst in hospital. The Observer, 14 February 2015.
  • Insufficient funding and structural barriers mean UK severe mental health policy is not always put into practice, report finds
    Professor Martin Knapp comments on these latest research findings on health care access, social services and employment opportunities for people with severe mental health problems. Medical News Today, 14 January 2015.


  • More generous state unemployment benefits may protect the health of unemployed men
    LSE Health's Jonathan Cylus' research is cited in this article. Finchannel, 20 December 2014.
  • Can research be memorable and fun to read? Yes, thanks to the Social Care Elf
    The Social Care Elf, launched at the end of November, has received start-up funding and support from the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research as part of the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project. The Guardian, 10 December 2014.
  • Choosing who provides your care is empowering -  if you have access to good information
    LSEHSC's Lisa Trigg and Stephanie Kumpunen, along with Ricardo Rodrigues talk about some of the findings from the FP7 European Care Across Borders (ECAB) project. The Conversation, 20 November 2014
  • The five-year NHS England plan and the missing £30 billion
    Alistair McGuire writes an opinion piece on NHS England’s blueprint for further investment, and the crisis facing the NHS. The Conversation 29 October 2014.
  • This week's Gearty Grilling: Martin Knapp on mental health spending
    Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit, discusses why spending on mental health should be a priority. LSE Online, 28 October 2014.
  • Global healthcare forum beings
    The Patient Classification Systems International (PCSI) Conference 2014 began in Doha yesterday to discuss methods to provide improved healthcare facilities and create better opportunities for patients to choose. LSE Health's Professor Elias Mossialos was in attendance. 22 October 2014.
  • LSE report reveals £8 billion cost of mental health problems in pregnancy
    Perinatal mental health problems cost the UK £8.1 billion each year, according to a new report released today by the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Centre for Mental Health.
    BBC Online 20 October 2014
    The Guardian 20 October 2014
    The Daily Mail 20 October 2014
    Yorkshire Post 20 October 2014
    ITV Online 20 October 2014
    Huffington Post 20 October 2014
    Family Friendly Working 20 October 2014
    ITV Online 21 October 2014
    TalkTalk News 21 October 2014
    Medical News Today 21 October 2014

    Martin Knapp discussed the report on LBC on 20 October.
  • Barker offers radical prescription for care
    LSE Health and Social Policy Professor Julian Le Grand comments on proposals that all but the poorest pensioners could be asked to contribute more under proposals for the biggest shake-up to the way health and social care is paid for since the NHS was founded. Public Finance, 23 September 2014.
  • Dementia patients "face unfair care tax"
    A new report written in conjunction with LSE, King's College London and the Alzheimer's Society has highlighted the cost to the UK (£26 billion a year) for dementia patients, and how physical long-term conditions are treated for free on the NHS and dementia related problems are not.
    The Independent, 10 September 2014
    The Daily Express, 10 September 2014
    The Times, 10 September 2014
    BBC Online, 10 September 2014
    The Evening Telegraph, 10 September 2014
    The report was also mentioned on several BBC regional radio stations on 10 September 2014.
  • Martin Knapp on the cost of autism in the UK
    BBC Radio 4, 20 July 2014
  • “We are getting to the point where funding is unsustainable if we want to meet need appropriately” – Adass chief
    Work by Jose-Luis Fernandez is mentioned. Community Care, 1 July 2014
  • Better Unemployment Benefits Reduce Suicide Rates
    Research by LSE Health's Jon Cylus, which was featured in the American Journal of Epidemiology is featured in the Huffington Post and Time. 20 June 2014
  • Cameron pledges to fight UK's dementia timebomb
    Professor Martin Knapp, from the London School of Economics, said discovering a treatment to delay the onset of dementia by just 36 months would save the country as much as £5billion a year. Daily Mail, 19 June 2014, p.12, Daniel Martin   
  • Autism costs the UK £32 billion a year
    Report led by Martin Knapp on the costs of autism is highlighted in several media outlets: (10 June 2014)
    The Guardian,
    The Daily Telegraph, page 6,
    Daily Mail,
    BBC Online,
    Also on:
    Disability Scoop, Capital Bay, EMax Health, Science Newsline, Global Times, Iteraksyon, Rocket News, Xinhua News Agency, Science 2.0, CNBC,, Individual, Jersey Evening Post and Benefits Pro. 
  • Professor Martin Knapp discussed the World Dementia Council
    BBC Radio 4, 19th May 2014
  • World Dementia Council Holds Inaugural Meeting; Commits to Mobilizing Worldwide Effort To Find Cure
    The World Dementia Council, meeting for the first time in London, England on Wednesday, agreed to priorities for the upcoming year and to mobilizing a worldwide effort to find a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. The council includes PSSRU and LSE Health's Professor Martin Knapp.
    Also featured on: Nebraska TV, WXTX Fox 54,GTN News,, WBOY,WTRF, Channel 8 Eyewitness News, 35 WSEE, KLPLC TV, Kuam News 8, KNOE TV8, WLTZ 38, 3 WRCB-TV, AZ-TV7, Wave 3,, Sacramento Bee,, Reuters, 2 May 2014
  • Stroke unit signals the way forward
    Landmark studies by Professor Alistair McGuire at the London School of Economics (LSE) and colleagues from King's College London estimate that dealing with stroke costs the UK economy £8.9 billion a year, made up of £4 billion in treatment costs. The Times, page 3. 1 May 2014
  • Mental health charities warn cuts "put lives at risk".
    Research co-authored by PSSRU's Jose-Luis Fernandez quoted in article on the BBC. Further details can be found in the LSE news archive. 12 March 2014

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