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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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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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Trust me, I’m a cutter

Tuesday’s news that the NHS in Wales will need to cut more than £380m by April will have come as no real surprise to anyone. Commentators are beginning to run out of clichés and euphemisms for the process of making … Continue reading

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Duck Islands and Moats – Public Sector Values

I am sure that most readers followed the MP’s expenses coverage with a real sense of outrage, but we were all assured that the introduction of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has resolved the problems. It was disappointing to read … Continue reading

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Is England a Foreign Country?

The parties’ general election manifestos show just how different health policy in England has become from that in Wales. The manifestos, of course, are talking about the English NHS. Superficially, England and Wales seem to share some objectives, such as improved … Continue reading

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