Periodically, we are asked to write about public affairs or topical policy issues for publication.
Some of the pieces we’ve written are set out here.
Title: Social Care Reform, Too Little Too Late?
Date: July, 2013
Synopsis: Social care reform: Where exactly are we now and what difference will reform make to our ageing population?
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Title: Posh boys who don’t know the price of milk: Politicians and the voting public – addressing the problems of disconnection
Date: April, 2013
Synopsis: Politicians and the voting public: Is there a divide and what can be done to address it?
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Title: Are we nearly there yet? Can mental health policy ever deliver its objectives?
Date: August, 2011
Synopsis: We seek to explore if, after years of successive government strategies, mental health will finally be of equal importance as physical health.
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Title: Losing our religion: Does NHS reform mean the end of free healthcare?
Date: April, 2011
Synopsis: John Spoors suggests that we must challenge our traditional views about the NHS to safeguard the principles on which it was founded
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Title: Budget 2011 and the Plan for Growth: Implications for the healthcare and life sciences sectors
Date: March, 2011
Synopsis: Jenny White provides a summary and analysis of the healthcare and life science aspects of the 2011 Budget and the Plan for Growth
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Title: Bright Rheumatology Future
Date: February, 2011
Synopsis: Communiqué case study on HJCL’s work with the Rheumatology Futures Group
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Title: The Circle of Strife
Date: November, 2010
Synopsis: John Spoors looks at current issues around the “postcode lottery” in healthcare
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Title: Quality, quantity and affordability of life
Date: August, 2009
Synopsis: Helen Johnson looks at whether recent government policy on cancer has skewed the NHS’ priorities away from other long-term conditions
Full article: British Journal of Healthcare Management 2009 Vol 15 No 8 (Supp); 4-5
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Title: On the wane or waxing lyrical
Date: June, 2009
Synopsis: Helen Johnson explores policy relating to mental health promotion
Full article: British Journal of Healthcare Management 2009 Vol 15 No 6 (Supp); 4-5
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Title: Maintaining Momentum
Date: May, 2009
Synopsis: Helen Johnson discusses the need for a definitive new strategy for cardiovascular services
Full article: British Journal of Healthcare Management 2009 Vol 15 No 5 (Supp); 4-5
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Title: NICE work if you can get it
Date: February, 2009
Synopsis: A detailed knowledge of the NHS’ quest for value will stand healthcare advisers in good stead
Full article: PR Week Thought Leader Series – Public Affairs, February 2009
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