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“A soup of different inspirations” - Impact and co-produced research by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

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The Centre for Medical Humanities demonstrate how the Wolfson Research Institute's Centre funding can support activities to optimise outputs and research environment.

Click here for more details. The Centre for Medical Humanities demonstrate how the Wolfson Research Institute's Centre funding can support activities to optimise outputs and research environment.


Parkinson’s UK are today launching a new ‘Patient and Public Involvement: Resource for Researchers

Parkinson’s UK are today launching a new ‘Patient and Public Involvement: Resource for Researchers’ as part of an on-going project to increase the support we provide for researchers to effectively involve the perspective of patients and carers in research.

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Bed-sharing, babies, and the BMJ leads to new image bank! by Professor Helen Ball.

In Feb 2015 an editorial published in the British Medical Journal responded to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance on co-sleeping and SIDS issued a month or so beforehand (http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h563). While the editorial itself was uncontroversial, the same could not be said for the photo chosen to illustrate the piece, which was of a young baby sleeping next to his mother with his face pressed into a pillow. 

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Forthcoming Book on Medical Confidentiality from the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

Privacy and medical confidentiality are currently issues of considerable public concern, especially regarding the management and sharing of patient information in health databases. A new monograph entitled Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany by Professor Andreas-Holger Maehle, the Director of the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD), Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, will come out with University of Chicago Press in autumn 2016.

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Professor Bambra gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee Enquiry

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How neoliberal policies have made us sick

Neoliberal policies have caused ‘epidemics’ in obesity, stress, austerity and inequality, according to a new book by public health experts.

The authors of the book, from Durham University, argue that the UK’s neoliberal politics, often associated with the economic policies introduced by Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s, have increased inequalities and literally made people sick. To view the article in full please click here.


Role of politics in understanding complex, messy health systems

Rather than exclude politics from health, Fuse Deputy Director David Hunter argues that we must embrace it if we are to improve our complex health systems.

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