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More young professionals are key to helping the elderly

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 Continue reading

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Home Again: Discharge and Recovery – the Integrated Way

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 Continue reading

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Walking Backwards for Christmas

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
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Not So Acute

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

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
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Politics out of health – The impossible dream?

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
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Words by Jeff Collins

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

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
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A good death?

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
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Is Prudence here to stay?

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
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