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  • Martin Knapp awarded fellowship at King's College London
    Martin Knapp has been awarded a fellowship as an Honorary Professor of Health Economics at the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London. Read more... 23 July 2014
  • Twins and short spaced births linked to premature death among parents
    Mothers of twins and parents who have children in quick succession have a greater risk of dying prematurely, new research from LSE shows. According to Professor Emily Grundy from LSE’s Department of Social Policy, the results show that the stresses of closely spaced, frequent births may have longer term implications for parents’ health. 16 July 2014
  • Nudging the Obese
    With obesity levels in the UK now the third highest in Western Europe, political leaders are struggling to find a solution to the nation’s expanding girth. Are nudge policies the way to go? LSE Health's Adam Oliver has written an article in The Lancet. Read more... 7 July 2014
  • Autism costs the UK £32 billion a year
    Research published in a leading international medical journal shows that autism costs the UK more than heart disease, cancer and stroke combined. A new study led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) estimates that autism costs the country at least £32 billion per year in treatment, lost earnings, care and support for children and adults with autism. Read more 10 June 2014
  • "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 9 June 2014
  • 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 10 April 2014
  • 30,000 people with mental health problems lose social care as funding cut by £90million
    Since 2005, 30,000 people with mental health problems have lost their social care support, following a £90 million shortfall in funding due to cuts to local authority budgets, according to research by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU), based at LSE.
    Adjusting for socio-demographic change, this would be equivalent to 63,000 fewer people with mental health problems receiving social care since 2005 and local authorities needing to spend £260million to meet their needs.
    Dr Jose-Luis Fernandez PSSRU Deputy Director and co-author of the research, said: “Even before the current public spending austerity programme was introduced, the adequacy of adult social care spending was an issue of concern. Overall, our findings indicate significant reductions in service provision both in terms of the numbers of people receiving care and in terms of the amount of public resources invested. The scale of reductions in spending and provision are almost certainly without precedent in the history of adult social care.” Read more 12 March 2014
  • LSEHSC Article in Top 15 Most-Read
    Health Affairs, a leading U.S. based journal on health policy thought and research, has cited an LSE Health and Social Care article as one of it's most frequently read articles during 2013. Written by Mark Stabile, Sarah Thomson, Sara Allin, Seán Boyle, Reinhard Busse, Karine Chevreul, Greg Marchildon, and Elias Mossialos, the article, Health Care Cost Containment Strategies Used In Four Other High-Income Countries Hold Lessons For The United States, and published in the April 2013 issue of Health Affairs, was ranked number 8 in the Top 15 Most-Read Health Affairs articles of 2013. You can see the full list of most read Health Affairs articles on the Health Affairs Blog. 21 January 2014 

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