Scoping Study on Continuing Healthcare Published

Posted on April 5, 2017

WIHSC has recently completed an important study for the Welsh Government which was commissioned to build knowledge about the experiences of people with who go through CHC, and to make contributions to inform future policy development. WIHSC worked with two health boards to scope different issues around CHC and in total spoke with 37 people, observed two MDT meetings and a central QA panel. The sample of respondents included patients and their families, carers, advocates, nurse assessors, social workers, MDT members and chairs, and CHC managers.

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Professor Marcus Longley, WIHSC Director, appointed as a Non Executive Board Member for Wales on the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

Posted on March 24, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley, WIHSC Director, has been appointed by the Cabinet Secretary and Privy Council as a Non Executive Board Member for Wales on the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

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Filling the gap where patients used to fall: evaluating the role and impact of eye clinic liaison officers and other vision support workers across the United Kingdom

Posted on March 22, 2017

In partnership with the Swansea Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), Swansea University, WIHSC has been working on a major study commissioned by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to evaluate the impact that patient information and support services in UK NHS ophthalmology departments makes for patients, the clinic and on services more generally.

Tagged: health policy

Parity of Esteem for physical and mental health?

Posted on March 20, 2017

There has been much debate in England on when (and whether) physical and mental health will have parity of esteem in the NHS

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The Purpose of Research is to Change the World, not just to Understand it

Posted on March 9, 2017

Professor Marcus Longley, Director of WIHSC, gave the above presentation to the Public Health Research, Policy and Practice: Working Together in Wales Conference.

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WIHSC Director on Radio 4's The World at One

Posted on February 13, 2017

WIHSC Director, Professor Marcus Longley, look part in a panel discussion on Radio 4’s The World at One
on 9th February 2017 with Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, and Dr Amanda Doyle, head of CCGs in NHS England.

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More young professionals are key to helping the elderly

Posted on January 23, 2017

WIHSC Emeritus Professor, Morton Warner, wrote to The Observer contributing to the discussion on the above.

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Posted on November 17, 2016

WIHSC publishes today the report of research conducted this year on how Health Boards in Wales respond to NICE guidelines.

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New app launched to help children and young people with autism by WIHSC Visiting Professor

Posted on November 11, 2016

A new electronic mobile phone and tablet app has been launched to improve information sharing and support for children and young people with autism.

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WIHSC Director gives evidence to the Assembly Finance Committee

Posted on November 9, 2016

Professor Marcus Longley is giving evidence this morning to the National Assembly’s Finance Committee on the draft budget’s impact on preventative spending and preparing for an ageing population.

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WIHSC Director gives evidence to the National Assembly External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Posted on October 24, 2016

Professor Marcus Longley gave oral evidence to the National Assembly External Affairs Committee as part of its enquiry into the potential impact of Brexit on public services in Wales.

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WIHSC contributes to the Health Foundation’s Sustainability of the NHS Study

Posted on October 13, 2016

The Health Foundation has undertaken an independent study looking at the sustainability of the NHS in Wales up to 2019/20.

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Citizens' Jury Verdict on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Posted on October 12, 2016

WIHSC Director Professor Marcus Longley, accompanied by one of the jurors, has this morning presented the verdict of the Citizens’ Jury to the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.  The Group will now advise the Welsh Government on the action to be taken.

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The challenges facing the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport

Posted on July 12, 2016

WIHSC Director Professor Marcus Longley has written a piece for the Bevan Foundation’s publication Exchange, out now, on the challenges facing the new Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.

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Citizens' Jury completes its task

Posted on July 11, 2016

On Friday, WIHSC’s Citizens’ Jury completed its 4-day examination of the responsibilities of patients and the public to combat antibiotic resistance. A good summary of many of the issues, including interviews with jurors and affected patients, is on the BBC web site.

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