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Ian Greener, co-author of 'Reforming Healthcare', reflects on some of the things the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light and explores some of the ways we can combat these issues in the future.…Read more

by Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer  |  25th May 2020

Paulo Pinheiro and Ullrich Bauer discuss how children and young people have been of secondary importance during the COVID-19 response and why this needs to change when it comes to tackling the consequences and effects of the pandemic.…Read more

by Iestyn Williams Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson  |  15th May 2020

Iestyn Williams, Helen Dickinson and Suzanne Robinson, authors of 'Rationing in health care', discuss the shortages in critical COVID-19 response resources, such as PPE, and whether ethics can help us when rationing the health care we do have available.…Read more

by Amanda Grenier Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten  |  11th May 2020

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson and Rick Settersten, editors of 'Precarity and Ageing', examine some of the challenges facing older people, with particular focus on the precariousness that can come with old age.…Read more

Read about the CoronaDiaries project, launched by Dr Michael Ward, Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences at Swansea University, in which participants will document their life experiences over the coming months to offer a lens into the COVID-19 crisis.…Read more

by The ECDC Public Health Emergency Team  |  24th April 2020

Drawing from an article in the Evidence & Policy journal, published by Policy Press, The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Public Health Emergency team offer lessons from recent history for decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.…Read more

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 Sally Sheldon and Kaye Wellings  |  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