Following the example of European Parliament and the UK, Portugal has established a Health Parliament to discuss and debate health policy, which Associate Professor Marisa Miraldo has been invited to join. In partnership Janssen – a pharmaceutical company that’s part of the Johnson & Johnson group – Expresso, Microsoft and Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the Health Parliament will consider patient-centric health care, mental health, ethics, demographic impediments to efficient health care systems, the impact of technological innovation and the effect of R&D on Portugal’s economy.
60 members of the Parliament have been selected between the ages of 21 and 40 who will sit from September 2016 to June 2017, supported by a Consultative Council of policy makers, academics, and curators who will support discussions and attend events. Marisa will act as a teacher and researcher for the Parliament. A full list of participants is on the Health Parliament blog.
Find out more about the Health Parliament (in Portuguese).
- Carol Propper’s opinion piece on competition in public healthcare in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, can be read here.
- Grazia Antonacci’s research on process mapping in healthcare will be presented at the BMJ International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare on 26-28 April. You can find out more about the research here.
- James Barlow has published a paper in Organization Science on improving A&E services as a complex systems challenge, drawing on work he carried out with Brice Dattée on Scotland’s Unscheduled Care Collaborative Programme. You can find the paper here. A blog about the research and its implications for understanding the current problems in A& E will be published shortly.
- James Barlow’s new book, Managing Innovation in Healthcare, was published by World Scientific in January 2017.
- Marisa Miraldo’s Portuguese Ministry of Health project receives considerable media coverage in Portugal including in newspaper Publico, in articles on El Global.net, netfarma, cmjornal and Delas, on newsfarma DN website and the SIC TV channel
- Franco Sassi’s research cited by The Washington Post in article on Child Obesity in the UK
- Carol Propper’s research featured in City AM article on public choice in relation to the NHS and Brexit.
- Carol Propper presents work on local area crime at Imperial’s latest Fringe event on Criminal Investigations
- Launch of World Health Organisation Report on Fiscal Policies for Diet and the Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases led by Franco Sassi
- Research by Carol Propper on patient freedom and hospital quality should be adopted by Finland experts claim in newspaper article (in Finnish)
- Carol Propper co-authored article entitled ‘Hospital Competition and Patient Choice Can Improve Healthcare Quality‘ published by Microeconomic Insights
- World Mental Health Day – 10 October
- Centre Hosts Launch of World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy with Richard M Scheffler and Franco Sassi
- Benita Cox appointed to Strategic Board of Centre for Performance Science – a collaboration between Imperial and the Royal College of Music
- Franco Sassi discusses role of the Health Centre, public health economics and the role of technology in the delivery of healthcare innovation
- Centre Hosts Launch of World Scientific Handbook of Global Health Economics and Public Policy with Professor Richard M Scheffler
- Benita Cox Awarded President’s Medal for Pastoral Care
- The Health Group hosts the Portuguese Secretary of State for Health and Lord Dazi in an event on Value-Based Solutions for Today’s Healthcare Challenges.
- Professor Carol Propper wins prestigious best paper award from the American Economic Association
- Carol Propper’s Research on Value for Money in Healthcare Cited by Forbes
- Professor James Barlow has been appointed President of the International Academy for Design and Health
- Carol Propper co-authors blog post for Microeconomic Insights entitled Healthcare: How Competition Can Improve Management Quality and Save Lives