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by Jonathan Wistow  |  30th March 2020

How we as societies respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from the global crisis of coronavirus could lead to fundamental changes in the social contracts across these societies. Jonathan Wistow shows how this is an opportunity to reassess the kind of deal we have with the state and other interests and influences. …Read more

by Kaye Wellings and Sally Sheldon  |  24th March 2020

Based on Decriminalising Abortion in the UK, edited by Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings, this briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around abortion, the likely impact of decriminalisation and how to ensure effective regulation afterwards.…Read more

by Alisoun Milne  |  12th March 2020

Alisoun Milne, author of 'Mental Health in Later Life' argues that we need to challenge ‘the usual culprits’ when thinking about the causes of mental ill health amongst older people. Age related losses undermine mental health, but lifecourse and structural risks play a significant role too.…Read more

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by Morag Treanor  |  16th January 2020

Morag Treanor, author of Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive, looks at how the Conservative government's lack of pledges to mitigate the effects of social security cuts will increase, not just levels of poverty for children, but consequent problems for them in relation to health, wellbeing, family stress and physical safety, among other issues.…Read more

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by Judith Smith  |  10th December 2019

In advance of Thursday's General Election, Professor Judith Smith, Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, examines the main causes of NHS pressure that need attention by a new Government and the manifesto pledges that promise to address them…Read more

by Alison Shaw  |  4th July 2019

It is that time of year again when we are out at conferences, meeting our authors, editors, readers and making new connections. At these events, we’re often asked about becoming Bristol University Press and where Policy Press now fits. When we launched Policy Press (PP) in 1996, our very first conference was the Social Policy Read More

Ray Jones explains the four steps that were taken to turn the crisis in children’s social services in England into a catastrophe, …Read more

by Mary Holmes  |  25th April 2018

Mary Holmes discusses the new special issue of 'Families, Relationships and Societies', which focuses on how care and caring have changed, given the fragmenting tendencies of contemporary life.…Read more

by Alex Fox  |  28th February 2018

Alex Fox introduces a new health care model where those living with long-term conditions can achieve wellbeing in a system that looks at people's strengths and capabilities, and their potential, not just their needs.…Read more

by Fiona de Londras and Máiréad Enright  |  30th January 2018

Fiona de Londras and Máiréad Enright – authors of ‘Repealing the 8th: Reforming Irish Abortion Law – respond to the announcement of the Irish Cabinet of its intention to hold a referendum to repeal Article 40.3.3 in May 2018. The book, now publishing on Thursday this week, looks beyond the referendum to what might come Read More