health care, acute care, primary care, secondary care, general practice, health-social care divide, long-term care, continuing health care, chronic health conditions, self-care, expert patients, health promotion, prevention, end of life care
This book examines how members of the public can get involved in public health, primarily as volunteers or lay health workers.
Visit page | 14/05/13
The use of personal budgets for healthcare raises many different questions about the role of the doctor and the nature of medical expertise.
Visit page | 24/04/13
Transformative leadership - not new systems, targets or policies - will help public services to tackle the problems of abuse in hospital.
Visit page | 24/02/13
Dr Lynne Friedli argues that we must not forget the impact of poverty and injustice on health and well-being.
Visit page | 23/01/13
Don Derrett gives an overview of the ups and downs of personalisation and self-directed support as it is developing in the UK. He explores some possible new directions.
Visit page | 29/10/12
Dr Iona Heath's Michael Shea Memorial Lecture - Why society is straitjacketing its professionals and how we might release them.
Visit page | 24/10/12
Vinesh Kumar tells the story of his 500 mile cycle ride across India, of the Avarind Eye Clinic and his thoughts and lessons learned.
Visit page | 02/09/12
A personal health budgets network working to ensure that people with long-term health conditions and disabilities have the chance to shape their own lives.
Visit page | 27/06/12
Mental Health services are institutional and ineffective - they need radical reform to put the person, their family and peer support at the centre.
Visit page | 12/06/12
The current system of Palliative Care lets too many people die in hospital and is not sufficiently flexible.
Visit page | 07/06/12