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Basing Regulation on human rights in health and social care by Imelda Richardson

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 11:03 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 is by Imelda Richardson, Chief Inspector, Care and Social Services Inspectorate, Wales. It takes a … Continue reading

Listening and Speaking Out by Dr Kate Chamberlain

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week we reach the 10th in our ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series, celebrating the Institute’s foundation back in 1995. This week, the Chief Executive … Continue reading

20 Years of Learning by Stewart Greenwell

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog in our ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series is by Stewart Greenwell, whose entire career has been devoted to helping people improve the quality … Continue reading

Don’t Worry be Appy!! by Professor Alka Ahuja

Posted on August 13, 2015 at 12:04 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog in our ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series is by Professor Alka Ahuja, Visiting Professor at WIHSC and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at … Continue reading

Dear Diary by Morton Warner, Emeritus Professor

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 3:59 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog, the seventh in our ‘20 blogs for 20 years’ is by the man who started the whole thing off 20 years ago – Professor Morton … Continue reading

People, Places and Health – Change the Welsh Way: Reflections for Health Policy Futures by John Wyn Owen CB

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 11:01 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog, the sixth in our ‘20 blogs for 20 years’ series, is by John Wyn Owen CB, the Director of the NHS in Wales for … Continue reading

Wales Picks Up the Pace by Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair of Public Health Wales and the Bevan Commission

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 11:01 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog, the fifth in our ‘20 blogs for 20 years’ series is written by Professor Sir Mansel Aylward, Chair of Public Health Wales and the Bevan Commission. … Continue reading

It’s not my fault by Dr John Bullivant

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy This week’s blog in our ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series is by Dr John Bullivant, one of the UK’s leading experts on governance in public services. … Continue reading

Referred pain in the care system (or you do your job and I’ll do mine) by Professor Tony Beddow

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 4:13 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy The third in our 20:20 series of blogs for WIHSC’s 20th anniversary is written by Tony Beddow, Visiting Professor of the University, and long-term friend of the … Continue reading

The Shoulders of Giants by Dame Deirdre Hine

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Introduction by Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC and Professor of Applied Health Policy The second in the ’20 blogs for 20 years’ series, celebrating WIHSC’s 20th anniversary, is by Dame Deirdre Hine, former Chief Medical Officer for Wales and President … Continue reading

The Opportunity of a Generation

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 8:49 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

I have used words and phrases like sustainability and whole system in the context of the NHS on many occasions but now as a Board Member of Natural Resources Wales they have a far more significant meaning but are just … Continue reading

At last, a way of viewing politics with maturity

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Last week’s Wales Report (BBC1 on 12.11.14) on the NHS turned out to be a real demonstration of how to support public scrutiny and democracy in a different, more modern way. Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford’s performance was … Continue reading

Clinicians and managers must end their standoff

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Unless doctors and managers are less tribal and listen to more patient voices, NHS services will struggle to improve, argue Phil Banfield and Marcus Longley Relationships between medical and managerial tribes are rarely characterised by mutual understanding, harmony and common … Continue reading

Prudent healthcare: A ‘big idea’ that should disrupt business as usual

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 11:29 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

Prudent healthcare is a big idea, or it is nothing. But big ideas are not always welcome in public policy – they tend to disrupt ‘business as usual’. While we are spending our precious, finite thinking time on what the … Continue reading

Time to change the tune…

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 11:21 AM by Wihsc Blog RSS

What do we mean by ‘Strengthening the Connections’? Two examples show what this is really all about… Richard is an 88 year old man living alone at home. One Friday afternoon, his neighbour becomes worried about his condition, and calls … Continue reading