Tag Archives: policy

Applying behavioural economics to public policy

by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42 Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions … Continue reading

Abolition of user fees: do we (really) know enough?

By Valéry Ridde and Emilie Robert, University of Montreal “I think the bank was ideological”, in an interview with The Guardian last month the President of the World Bank surprised everyone by acknowledging that his institution had for years promoted … Continue reading

First digitally-born e-thesis at LSHTM

A milestone has been reached with the School’s first ‘e-born’ thesis now available via LSHTM Research Online! The thesis by Dr Alex Cook and entitled ‘Control of Salmonella infection in pigs at the farm level in Great Britain‘ joins the … Continue reading

BLOG: Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people

Evidence is most likely to influence public health if it fits the right problem at the right time for the right people Vittal Katikireddi charts the multiple roles that evidence is playing in transforming minimum unit pricing of alcohol into a policy … Continue reading

NEWS: LGA ‘Need to know’ review – what local government needs to know about public health

[CITED FROM LGA website: http://tiny.cc/qf5acx] The return of public health to local government has been widely welcomed. It affords an opportunity to provide leadership for health that was largely missing from the NHS between 1974 and April 2013. The new … Continue reading

Posting and transfer holds clues to the health of health services

By Kabir Sheikh A contract health worker is posted in a remote health post, 700 km away from where his spouse and children live. He sees them once a year, using up most of his annual leave of 18 days, … Continue reading

SEMINAR: Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK

SPHR@L Seminar Series NIHR School for Public Health Research @ LSHTM Telling policy stories: an ethnographic study of the use of evidence in policy-making in the UK Speaker: Professor Alex Stevens (University of Kent) Download the abstract Read the seminar blog … Continue reading

BLOG: Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence

Be wary of policy-makers bearing evidence The use of evidence in policy-making is subject to systematic bias, argues Professor Alex Stevens, who observed behind the scenes in a Whitehall government department How do civil servants use evidence in their everyday … Continue reading

Addressing the burden of injury in LMICs

By Richard Matzopoulos There is no question that injuries impose a substantial health burden on low- and middle-income countries. It is also true that they receive much less attention than a plethora of competing conditions that affect these same countries, … Continue reading

25 years of Health Services Research Symposium

To mark the 25th anniversary of our Department of Health Services Research and Policy, we are organising a half-day symposium in which we will explore how the Department has helped meet the challenges faced by health services and systems in … Continue reading