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Chinese partnership approved

LSE Council has approved the establishment of an
institutional partnership with Fudan University, making it the School’s 7th such partner.  Fudan is highly rated – both within China and internationally - and is part of the elite C9 group of top research institutions. 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...


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, setting out the public health model for drug development used by the Mario Negri Institute and described in Light's new book Good Pharma. Discussant Professor Alistair McGuire responded with his own thoughts on Light's thesis. Read more...


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. You can find the article here or read the full press release here.


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.


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LSE Health Public Event

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2016
Time: 17.30-19.00
Venue: London School of Economics (Vera Antsey Room. Old Building)
Speaker: Dr Imet Rrahmani - Minister of Health, Republic of Kosovo

Contact lse_health@lse.ac.uk for further details.

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.

Find out more and register here.

To view all forthcoming and past events, please see the events page.

New Eurohealth on The changing role of nursing

Eurohealth Volume 22 Number 1

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth published by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies  (in which LSE Health is a partner), examines the changing role of nursing, including articles on the state of nursing in the European Union, nurse migration, EU accession and nursing, and whether there an EU framework for nurse education. Other articles include: Health priorities of the Dutch EU Presidency; Implementation status of the cross-border care directive; Making sense of EU health law; Managed entry agreements in the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania); What does the Euro Health Consumer Index tell us; and Eurohealth Monitor.


The latest issue of Health Economics, Policy and Law is now online

This issue starts with original research articles on health care mergers (by Jeroen Postma and Anne-Fleur Roos), on switching in health insurance markets (by Daniëlle Duijmelinck and Wynand van de Ven), on the impact of Dutch health care reforms (by Hans Maarse, Patrick Jeurissen and Dirk Ruwaard), on prescription drug costs in the EU (by Eleanor Brooks and Robert Geyer), and on the regulation of primary care in the US (by Michael Richards and Daniel Polsky).

There is then a response from David Chinitz and Avi Israeli to a previously published article on health care in Israel that was written by Dani Filc and Nissim Cohen, and a response to the response by the original authors.

The issue finishes with a review article by Paul McCrone of a book on the rise of ADHD treatment that was written by Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler.

The issue can be found here.


New Eurohealth on Providing emergency medical care

Eurohealth Volume 21 Number 4

Edited by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid, this issue’s Eurohealth - from the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - addresses emergency medical care. Its Observer section looks at the challenge of providing emergency medical care, including articles on out-of-hours primary care and demand for emergency medical services, urgent care and the English NHS 111 experience, and waiting time policies in the health sector. Other articles include: Challenges and concerns in the new era of EU health policy; Variable implementation of eHealth services within the EU; Medicrime Convention to fight against counterfeit medicines; National men’s health policies (Ireland); Hospital reforms (Switzerland); and Eurohealth Monitor.

To view more outputs, please see the outputs page.

Listed below are the three most recent blog posts from the LSEHSC blog:

Is parenthood beneficial for later life cognition?
by Sanna Read and Emily Grundy Parenthood may have long-lasting consequences on how life shapes up. Family building not only affects educational pathways, career opportunities and financial position, but also opens and closes avenues to contacts, activities and social support. Family size and the age when people become parents may be critical. Through various positive and negative aspects and also […]

Double whammy: transitioning from children’s to adult services and transitioning to adulthood
by Marija Trachtenberg Allan Colver recently gave a talk at the LSE Health and Social Care Formal Seminar. His talk is timely and relevant. It coincides and overlaps on the very same issues covered in the recently launched NICE guideline on the challenges young people face when transitioning from children’s to adult health and/or social care services. The challenges experienced […]

The impact of postponement of reforms to long-term care financing in England
by the CASPeR Study team The delay in the introduction of a lifetime cap on spending on long-term care will result in single and widowed homeowners with modest incomes who need care now or in the near future having to use up twice as much of their capital to pay for their care. With funding from the Nuffield Foundation we […]


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