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  • Catching up with the Prisons Project

    Catching up with the Prisons ProjectJanet Weston: Research Fellow, HIV/AIDS in prisons in England and Ireland, 1980s-2000 at the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM. Our history of healthcare in prisons project has now been up and running for some time, and the rapidly expanding team got together in late March to catch up on progress and review our future ...

  • 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 ...