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  • Review of the New Zealand Health System Announced.

    Dr Hayley Brown, Research Fellow, discusses the newly announced review of the New Zealand health system. In May of this year, NZ Minister of Health David Clark announced a review of the New Zealand health system which will be headed by Heather Simpson who is known in the capital Wellington as ‘H2’ due to her long-term ...

  • Introducing new research: measuring mental capacity.

    Introducing new research: measuring mental capacity.Dr Janet Weston, Research Fellow, introduces her three year Wellcome Trust fellowship entitled ‘Measuring Mental Capacity: A History’ . Internationally and nationally, mental capacity is on the agenda. Formal assessments of mental capacity determine whether adults should make decisions regarding their own personal and financial lives, and this is increasingly controversial and complex. States find ...

  • History Centre Annual Lecture Blog on – ‘Cultured Comparisons: The Role of the NHS in US Healthcare Debates’ – Roberta Bivins

    History Centre Annual Lecture Blog on - ‘Cultured Comparisons: The Role of the NHS in US Healthcare Debates’ - Roberta BivinsProfessor Martin Gorsky, Health Systems in History: Ideas, comparisons, policies c. 1890-2000, Centre for History in Public Health.   Last month Professor Roberta Bivins from the University of Warwick gave our annual History Centre lecture – ‘Cultured Comparisons: The Role of the NHS in US Healthcare Debates’.  This was a fascinating insight for those of us who ...