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More young professionals are key to helping the elderly

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

Home Again: Discharge and Recovery – the Integrated Way

Posted on June 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

Walking Backwards for Christmas

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 9:22 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

Not So Acute

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 11:37 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

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

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 9:56 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

WIHSC’s 20th anniversary provides a timely opportunity to offer some personal reflection on the history and impact of structural changes in health and social care in Wales since 1995. There seemed to have barely been time for the changes of … Continue reading

Politics out of health – The impossible dream?

Posted on November 11, 2015 at 3:49 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

According to Dr Alan Rees, Vice President Royal College of Physicians for Wales, health policy will clearly play a central role in the campaigns of all political parties in the forthcoming National Assembly for Wales elections. He believes the debate … Continue reading

Words by Jeff Collins

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 11:49 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

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

Posted on October 29, 2015 at 11:53 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

A good death?

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 1:28 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

Is Prudence here to stay?

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 11:52 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

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

To integrate, or not to integrate…? by Viv Sugar

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 9:04 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy It’s discussed endlessly, but we seem no nearer a consensus: should health and social care be formally integrated? This is the subject of Viv Sugar’s blog … Continue reading

‘No more throw-away people – the co-production imperative’ by Ruth Dineen

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 1:45 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy Ever wondered what ‘co-production’ really is, but been too embarrassed to ask? Well, save your blushes, and read on… This week’s blog in our ’20 blogs for … Continue reading

Riding the wave of success

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 2:30 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week we are delighted to welcome Dr Ruth Hall as our guest blogger, in the 20 blogs for 20 years series celebrating WIHSC 20th birthday. … Continue reading

Accountability in the NHS- The pursuit of a false God? by Jack Evershed

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 3:31 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy What’s the most interesting job in NHS Wales? One of the contenders for the title must be a job thats so big it takes two people … Continue reading

Regulation for success

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 11:15 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog in our ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series completes a trilogy of blogs on regulation by the heads of the three main regulatory … Continue reading