Manchester Policy Blogs: Health and social care
Policy analysis showcasing our strengths in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health and life sciences.
The myth of the golden generation? How inequalities continue into later life
17 July 2017
James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at The University of Manchester, opens our mini-series of blogs examining The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing’s (MICRA) new report ‘The Golden Generation? Professor Nazroo states that the ‘golden generation’ label applied to today’s older people is a myth. […]
Partnership working: why is integrating health and social care so difficult?
6 July 2017
Intense financial pressures and an ageing population have challenged NHS England to rethink the ways in which health and social care can be delivered in future. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) are the key strategic place-based plans that outline a new approach to maintaining financial balance while achieving an improved and integrated health care model. […]
GP-led commissioning of health services: here to stay or gone tomorrow?
21 June 2017
A survey of GPs suggests that only a minority think that commissioning services is an important part of their role, and that many current GP leaders of Clinical Commissioning Groups intend to quit their roles in the next five years. Professor Kath Checkland and Dr Valerie Moran blog for us on their study, and the […]
Prevention was always better than cure. Now, it’s the best way to save the NHS.
6 June 2017
Martin Yuille, Reader in Biobanking/Co-Director of CIGMR at The University of Manchester argues that it’s time for health policy change course and take prevention seriously. The NHS Titanic is lurching toward an iceberg of three big killers: type 2 diabetes, cardio-vascular disease and cancer. There are two key components of disease prevention: assessing risk of […]
The hidden emergency in England’s NHS ambulance service
5 June 2017
The recent terrorist attack in Manchester brought widespread praise for the response by the emergency services, not just from the public but from leaders of all political parties. But there are serious problems and failings within the NHS’s ambulance service, says The University of Manchester’s Professor Leo McCann, and we need deep-rooted policy change to […]