Manchester Policy Blogs: Health and social care
Policy analysis showcasing our strengths in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health and life sciences.
Research that saves lives: suicide prevention in action
10 September 2018
Every death by suicide is a shocking event, with wide-reaching consequences for loved ones, communities, and front-line professionals. Suicide prevention is a recognised health priority in England, and in early 2018, the Department for Health and Social Care, Public health England (PHE), and NHS England announced a three-year investment worth £25 million to support a […]
Opportunities to improve the management of wound care in the NHS
16 August 2018
The management and care of wounds is a complex aspect of our healthcare system, with implications for primary, secondary, and community care, as well as having a significant impact on both expenditures and outcomes. Here, Paul Wilson of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Greater Manchester (CLARHRC GM) introduces the issue […]
Beyond the parish pump… what next for public health?
14 August 2018
Alex Hall, Research Associate at the University of Manchester, draws on a three-year study by the Health Policy, Politics and Organisations (HiPPO) Group into the impacts of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 upon commissioning of health services, to explore the significance of the Act for public health’s professional identity. The Health and […]
The Case for Optimism amid the ‘Broken’ NHS
29 May 2018
NHS organisations and the professionals who staff them are under tremendous pressure. The University of Manchester’s Professor Leo McCann has been working closely with NHS paramedics in England over the last five years, learning about the changes they have gone through as professionals and the pressures that ambulance trusts face as organisations. In this blog, […]
Genital normalising surgeries on intersex infants: A scandal in waiting?
10 May 2018
Anna Nelson Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester examines the current law around imposition of surgery upon intersex infants and why the UK should follow Malta’s lead and legislate against this. Currently, there is no law prohibiting the imposition of surgery upon intersex infants which has the sole purpose of altering of external genitalia […]