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  • The evolution of humanitarianism throughout historical conflict

    Editors note:   This blog was first published on the 31st October 2016 on the Humanitarian Crisis Centre website.  Contributing authors are Anne Hardy, Honorary Professor of the History of Public Health, John Manton, Assistant Professor,  Erin Lafferty, Public Engagement Coordinator and Karl Blanchet, Lecturer. Though much focus is currently on humanitarianism in response to recent ...

  • A Short History of NICE

    A Short History of NICEVirginia Berridge. The Centre’s annual lecture, in November 2016, was on the history of NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, now the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NIHCE). Nicholas Timmins, a health journalist and Senior Fellow  at the Kings Fund, together with Sir Michael Rawlins, former Chair of NICE, and John Appleby, have recently ...

  • “I go when I go, don’t I?”: health promotion on film in the long 1980s – CHIPH film evening, November 2016

    Peder Clark. “I go when I go, don’t I?” was not, as Professor Hilary Graham quipped, a reference to frequency or otherwise of toilet breaks. Instead, it was an expression of fatalism by a young man in the 1987 ITV documentary Lessons for the Living, indifferent to attempts by health workers in Sheffield to advise him ...