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New study describes the development of a new value framework for evaluating new medicines

A new milestone study by LSE Health’s Aris Angelis and Panos Kanavos. The research describes the development of a new value framework for the evaluation of new health care interventions and has been published in the journal Social Science & Medicine. Read more...
Access the article 09 Sept 2017

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LSE announces new Department of Health Policy

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has launched a new Department of Health Policy, consolidating the School’s existing work and building on its teaching and expertise in the Health Policy field. Read more... 21 June 2017

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New study exposes major flaws in drug approvals

A new study led by Huseyin Naci of LSE Health has exposed major flaws in the fast tracking of some drugs available to the American public without any stringent clinical evidence of their benefits. Read more... 12 June 2017

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The NHS and Social Care: Prospects for Funding, Staffing and Performance into the 2020s

Professor Alistair Maguire of LSE Health has authored a new CEP Health Briefing exploring prospects for funding, staffing, and performance of the NHS into the 2020s, as well the crisis of funding in the delivery of social care for the elderly.  Download the paper 25 May 2017

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LSE Health Director to co-Chair key WHO public health, innovation and intellectual property review panel

LSE Health Director, Professor Elias Mossialos has been elected to co-Chair a new review of the WHO’s global programme work in public health, innovation and intellectual property. Read more... 29 March 2017

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New public-private partnership launched to coordinate European health outcomes research initiative

On February 1, a public-private consortium was launched to facilitate the transition towards outcomes-focused health care systems across Europe. Read more... 17 March 2017

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Elias Mossialos to lead evaluation of Austrian social insurance system

LSE Health Director, Elias Mossialos, has been engaged by the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection to lead an evaluation of Austria’s social insurance system. Read more... 25 January 2017

 

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2017

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Complex patients: How health care must adapt to their needs

Elias Mossialos and Martin Wenzl argue that multimorbid patients require a holistic approach to care that helps them access the right services. Read more... 19 January 2017

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Value in cancer drug spending: new LSE Health research        

New research by LSE Health’s Sebastian Salas-Vega and Elias Mossialos finds that while most new cancer drugs approved between 2003 and 2013 extended overall survival or improved the quality of life of cancer patients, their clinical benefits vary widely. Read more... 4 January 2017

2016

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LSE Health signs MOU with leading Chinese Cardiovascular Centre                

LSE Health and the National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases (NCCD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of the UK Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt and the Chinese Vice Minister, Cui Li. Read more... 16 December 2016

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LSE Health awarded major European grant for big data project                

LSE Health has been awarded its first major European big data grant. From January 2017 it will coordinate 36 organisations in a public-private consortium with a total budget of 7.2 million Euros. Read more... 24 November 2016

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Is intergenerational living the secret to good mental health in old age?

Intergenerational cohabitation (parents and adult children living in the same household) may have contributed to curbing high rates of depressive symptoms among older people during the Great Recession. Read more... 28 September 2016

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Addressing cancer care investment at the IAEA

Professor Alistair McGuire spoke at the Scientific Forum organized by the International Atomic Energy Authority (Atoms for Peace and Development) in September 2016 addressing the issue of investment in Cancer Care within developing countries. Read more... September 2016

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Report outlines Chinese pharmaceutical system reforms 

A report published by LSE Health and the State Council of China finds that China’s pharmaceutical system will struggle to cope with the twin challenges of a rapidly aging population and increases in non-communicable diseases. Read press release
Download report 7 July 2016

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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... 23 June 2016

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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… 16 June 2016

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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. 6 June 2016

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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. 6 June 2016

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Chinese partnership approved 

LSE Council has approved the establishment of an institutional partnership with Fudan University. 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... 20 May 2016

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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. Discussant Professor Alistair McGuire responded with his own thoughts on Light's thesis. Read more and download the presentations. 20 May 2016

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Huge investment in cancer drugs leads to £14 billion net benefit for UK patients  

The UK has more than doubled its spending on cancer drugs over the past decade, leading to a £14 billion (2014 GBP) net economic benefit in terms of increased life outcomes for cancer patients, according to new research published by LSE Health's Professor Elias Mossialos and Sebastian Salas-Vega. Access the article or read press release3 May 2016

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EU Commissioner Stylianides visits LSE

European Commissioner Christos Stylianides met with faculty from a range of LSE departments on March 15 at an informal discussion event hosted by LSE Health. Commissioner Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and the EU's Ebola Coordinator, kicked off discussions with an overview of the EU response to the refugee crisis. Read more... 23 March 2016

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Chinese Health Policy: Options for Reform

Leading academics from Fudan University, Shanghai, presented recent research on Chinese Health Policy reform to a packed hall at the LSE on Monday 21st March. The event was part of a broader collaboration between LSE and Fudan, who recently signed an MOU to work together on public policy research. Read more... 23 March 2016

2015

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Evidence submitted to parliament for the Psychoactive Substance Bill 2015-16 

Dr Ornella Corazza of the University of Hertfordshire and Dr Andres Roman-Urrestarazu  of LSE Health have submitted evidence to parliament arguing about the importance of giving further consideration to Performance and Image Enhancing Drugs (PIEDs) in the Psychoactive Substance Bill 2015-16. It presents some preliminary results on the rapid diffusion and motivations behind PIEDs use in society. Read the full submission  17 December 2015

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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...  24 November 2015

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

A transparent system, data analysis and active international cooperation are at the heart of Korea's successes in health system development said Dr Myongsei Sohn (pictured right), President of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Centre (HIRA) at a public lecture hosted by LSE Health last night (Monday 16 November). Read more... 17 November 2015

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Regular brisk walking is best exercise for keeping weight down, says LSE research

People are more likely to have a lower weight if they regularly engage in high impact walking compared to doing other vigorous activity like going going to the gym, according to new LSE research. The results are particularly pronounced in women, people over 50, and those on low incomes. Dr Grace Lordan, a specialist in health economics who led the research, examined reported physical activity levels from the annual Health Survey for England (HSE) from 1999 to 2012. Read more...  3 November 2015

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NHS health check programme wasting £450 million a year, says new report

The NHS health check programme is ineffective and currently wasting £450 million a year in scarce reosources, according to a new report from LSE and the University of Liverpool. However, according to the report, Invited Debate. NHS Health Checks—a naked emperor?, published in the Journal of Public Health, the NHSHC programme fails to achieve both of its primary objectives. Read more...  21 September 2015 

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Attending church is the key to good mental health among older Europeans

A study of depression among older Europeans has found that joining a religious organisation is more beneficial than charity work, sport or education in improving their mental health. LSE Health's Dr Mauricio Avendano said the only activity associated with sustained happiness was attending a church, synagogue or mosque. Read journal article
Read more... 5 August 2015.

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Family beliefs a barrier to aged care health reform

A new study of 15 European countries, including the UK, by Dr Joan Costa-i-Font shows that older parents are boycotting the development of long-term care funding and insurance, fearing their children will relinquish all responsibility for looking after them in their old age. Dr Costa-i-Font says people need to adjust their expectations of family responsibility to become more in tune with reality so that much-needed reforms in the aged care sector can be pursued. Read more... 16 January 2015

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Professor Julian Le Grand awarded Knighthood in New Year Honours list 2015

Congratulations to Professor Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmus Professor of Social Policy, who was awarded a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list 2015 for services to social science and public service. View the New Year Honours list 2015
Read more... 4 January 2015

 

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