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More young professionals are key to helping the elderly

No one who has a relative or friend that has required a care or nursing home bed in recent times can be unaware of the problems now being set out so graphically (Overstretched, underfunded. Care of the Elderly is in Crisis … Special Report last … Continue reading

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Home Again: Discharge and Recovery – the Integrated Way

2000 patients and 20000 bed days later… (or goodbye to delayed transfers of care aka DToC!) My last WIHSC blog in October 2015 told of a new service in South Kent stopping delayed transfers of care (DToC) by giving all … Continue reading

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Walking Backwards for Christmas

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy Glyn Griffiths is one of the noble band of WIHSC Associates on whom we rely for much of our work.  A pharmacist by training, and a … Continue reading

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Not So Acute

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy In this week’s blog, Professor David Hands explores the relationship between the language we use and the strategic tasks we face in healthcare.  He points out … Continue reading

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A personal reflection on the structural changes in health and social care in Wales

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog is by another long-term friend of WIHSC, Tony Garthwaite, Senior Fellow at the Institute. Many readers will remember Tony as a leading figure … Continue reading

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Politics out of health – The impossible dream?

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy Our series of ’20 blogs for 20 years’, marking the Institute’s 20th anniversary, concluded last week with Jeff Collins’ blog, ‘Words’. But the debate on health … Continue reading

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Words by Jeff Collins

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy We end our ‘20 blogs for 20 years series’, to mark the Institute’s 20th anniversary, with a suitably iconoclastic side swipe at what may be thought … Continue reading

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Home Again: Discharge and Recovery – the integrated way by Justin Jewitt

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy In this week’s blog in our ‘20 blogs for 20 years series’, to mark the Institute’s 20th anniversary, Justin poses a suitably provocative challenge: getting people … Continue reading

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A good death?

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy In this week’s blog in our ‘20 blogs for 20 years series’, to mark the Institute’s 20th anniversary, Professor Siobhan McClelland reflects on an intensely personal … Continue reading

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Is Prudence here to stay?

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy In this week’s blog, Alan Willson calls Prudent Healthcare ‘the new show in town’ – the latest in a long line of policy initiatives designed to … Continue reading

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