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Equity in Global Surgery - Challenges and Opportunities 

Friday 9 December 2022, 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Speaker: Mala Rao, OBE, Director of the Ethnicity and Health Unit, Health Imperial College London 

Chair: Rocco Friebel, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, LSE

Hosted by the Global Surgery Policy Unit

Venue: Online & In-person (Wolfson Theatre, NAB)

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Improving Surgical Outcomes in Low Resource Settings 

Tuesday 8 November, 6:30pm to 8:00pm 

Speaker: Andrew Leather, Professor of Global Health and Surgery, King's College London

Chair: Dr Rocco Friebel, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, LSE 

Hosted by the Global Surgery Policy Unit

Venue: Online & In-person (LSE Lecture Theatre, CBG)

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Meta-research: latest developments for evaluating and improving research practices

Thursday 27 October, 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Speaker: Dr. John A.P. Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Population Health, Stanford University

Chair: Dr Huseyin Naci, Associate Professor of Health Policy, LSE 

Hosted by LSE Health

Venue: MAR 1.04, Marshall Building

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Population Health in the 21st Century: path to progress

Monday 24 January 2022, 5:00pm to 6:00pm 

Speaker: Harlan Krumholz, Cardiologist and Scientist at Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital; founder and Director of the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Chair: Alistair McGuire, Head of Department and Chair of Health Economics at the Department of Health Policy

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COVID-19: the impact on the UK's ethnic minority populations

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Kehinde Andrews, Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University
Dr Miqdad Asaria, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Health
Lucinda Platt, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology in the Department of Social Policy, LSE
Ross Warwick, Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Heidi Safia Mirza, Emeritus Professor of Equalities Studies, UCL Institute of Education and Visiting Professor of Race, Faith and Culture at Goldsmith’s College, University of London
Armine Ishkanian, Executive Director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, LSE

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COVID-19: the health policy and care response

Hosted by LSE's public event series - COVID-19: The Policy Response

Dr Miqdad Asaria, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, LSE Health, LSE
Dr José-Luis Fernandez, Director of the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, LSE
Alistair McGuire, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy, LSE
Brian Abel-Smith, Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy, LSE
Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, LSE

Chair: Elias Mossialos, Director, LSE Health

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LSE Department of Health Policy Launch Event

Tuesday 30 April 2019 11:00am to 7:45pm

The event celebrated the Department’s achievements to date, and explored some of the most pressing contemporary issues in health policy globally.

The day’s agenda included keynote addresses from two Nobel Prize winners, Sir Christopher Pissarides and Dr Denis Mukwege, and interactive panel discussions chaired by leading experts and LSE faculty.

The event closed with a round table discussion led by LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik with a group of high-profile guests from government and international institutions, including the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, the Chief Advisor to the Director General of the WHO, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.

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The Future of Healthcare: Staying healthy in the 21st Century - A View from Greece

Thursday 4 October, 18.30 - 20.00

Speaker: Dr Vassili G. Apostolopoulos, CEO, Athens Medical Group
Chair: Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, NAB

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory and LSE Health.

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LSE delivers high-level training on Negotiation for Medicines Strategic Procurement under the auspices of the World Health Organisation

LSE Health - Medical Technology Research Group (MTRG) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe) has successfully completed the second training workshop on ‘Negotiation for Medicines Strategic Procurement’ delivered in Copenhagen on 20-22 February 2018. Read more....  02 March 2018.



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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 & MedicineRead more... 09 Sept 2017


Real-World Evidence in Oncology: Towards Innovative and Affordable Patient Care

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017

Real-World Evidence in Oncology: Towards Innovative and Affordable Patient Care was hosted by QuintilesIMS and the London School of Economics, took place on the 6th July, at the Mary Ward House, London. 

The theme of the conference was Using Real-World Evidence in Oncology Treatment, where speakers shared their views on current application and future innovations in this area. 

Co-chaired by
Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
Alistair McGuire, Professor in Health Economics, LSE
Ashley Woolmore, Vice President, Real World Insights, QuintilesIMS


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


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


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

LSE Global Health Initiative Internal Launch 

Date: Thursday 18 May 2017
Time: 17.30-19.30 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, followed by drinks and poster exhibition in the NAB LG foyer

The LSE hosted the internal launch of the Global Health Initiative on the 18 May. The launch included a seminar on current Global Health research at the LSE followed by drinks and a poster and abstract display, showcasing current Global Health research across the School.

Big Issues in Health Policy

Date: 28-30 April 2017
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Hotel, South Beach, Miami
Details: This event was a CME accredited event. The event covered:

  • Changes in immigration policies and the health workforce: BREXIT, the EU and the USA.              
  • Obamacare – The future and progress made.              
  • Developments in Randomised Control Trials.              
  • Global incentives and Big Pharmaceuticals.               

Bringing together professionals from the healthcare industry, and will feature speakers who are prominent academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and MDs from Cleveland Clinic.


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


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


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


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


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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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 


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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