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  • 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 ...

  • Working with the Cultural History of the NHS Project

    Working with the Cultural History of the NHS ProjectDaisy Payling. Over the last term, members of the ‘Placing the Public in Public Health’ team have twice had the pleasure of working with researchers from the Cultural History of the NHS project, based at the University of Warwick. On 22nd September, we held a workshop here at the School loosely themed around how people and the ...