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Exploring public health contributions to alcohol licensing in local government: A London-based research study

Overview: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Safe Sociable London Partnership and Southwark Public Health are conducting a research study to explore the range of influences on public health practitioners’ contributions to alcohol licensing processes in local authorities … Continue reading

Just how bad is the NHS at innovation? The answer – we don’t know

BY James Barlow “There is strong encouragement for the NHS to make better use of innovation, but we’ve not known how our system performs internationally. Now we are developing a potential measure.” The Accelerated Access Review (AAR) – which aims … Continue reading

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Council information brokers could help technology to play vital role in dementia care

By Martin Knapp and James Barlow There’s no shortage of gadgets. But users and carers require help to make the most of what is available. Industry also should focus more on understanding what people really need from assisted living technologies, … Continue reading

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SIBs don’t work for complex problems because they’re unaccountable to service users

By Stephen Sinclair, Neil McHugh and Michael J.Roy Supporting change through social policy is an iterative process which develops participatory relationships with users. Social Impact Bonds fail on this front, rendering them unfit for purpose. SIBs are intrinsically unsuitable for … Continue reading

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