Manchester Policy Blogs: Health and social care
Policy analysis showcasing our strengths in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health and life sciences.
Hearing impairment: A modifiable risk for dementia?
4 September 2017
Dr Piers Dawes is a neuropsychologist from The University of Manchester. Piers’s research in dementia and hearing impairment is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Piers is also part of the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre’s Hearing Health Theme, which covers prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment across the […]
Is having any job at all better for your health and wellbeing than being unemployed?
15 August 2017
There are long held assumptions that taking any job is better for a person’s health and wellbeing than being unemployed. A study of over 1000 unemployed adults by Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology at The University of Manchester, compared health and stress levels of those remaining unemployed and different quality jobs. The study revealed evidence that […]
Scoping the impact of Brexit for NHS procurement
10 August 2017
Our series of blogs from speakers at MANREG‘s ‘Brexit, Regulation and Society’ event continues with the University of Bristol’s Dr Albert Sanchez Graells’ analysis of the effects of Brexit on NHS procurement rules. The ‘purchaser-provider split’ within the NHS is the primary source of complex procurement rules. Reform of procurement regulations is possible within EU […]
Time to address the North-South health divide through proportionate economic growth incentives
7 August 2017
New research has revealed widening inequality between death rates in the northern and southern England. Here Professor Iain Buchan explains the significance of his research and calls on policymakers to take action and introduce northern weighting in industrial growth funds to address the North-South health divide. There has been an alarming rise since the mid-90s […]
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. […]