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Our young campaigners on child neglect - Action for Children

Action for Children's Young Campaigners read our new report, 'Child neglect in 2011', then put it into their own words and images. This is their film. 

What is child neglect? This short film summarises the Action for Children report. 

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Making The Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health

Health is about more than having access to doctors, drugs and hospitals. Our health is shaped by a complex set of interconnected and dynamic social factors. 

This short video is a great introduction to the social determinants of health.

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Privatisation of the NHS: Allyson Pollock at TEDxExeter - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The 1948 Act establishing the NHS gave the Secretary of State for H...
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What is LB Bill? Easy Read overview

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  You can download this overview to share with people here. We would like to thank the many people who have helped us to produce accessible documents about the LB Bill. This overview was put t...
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product of the #justiceforlb campaign

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Criticism of Wales NHS refuted by Welsh Health Minister on Twitter

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.@WG_HealthMin is back debunking @MailOnline again today, saying one of the claims by the newspaper is an insult pic.twitter.com/ygH4F5L0Fn
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Saving the NHS for the Common Good. - YouTube

A five minute cartoon about the privatisation of the NHS, from the Green Party
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Rob Pearl - Medicine X Entrepreneurship Special Event - YouTube

Rob Pearl, MD, CEO of Kaiser Permanente Group speaks about entrepreneurship in digital health at our Stanford Medicine X health care innovation special event...
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U.K. NHS more efficient than Kaiser(HMO) | Physicians for a National Health Program

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An orgaization of 16,000 American physicians advocating for single-payer national health insurance.
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The Off Sick Project

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The Off Sick Project considered the role of narrative in understandings of illness both in the past and the present. It incorporated historical and literary research with present-day stories of illness gathered from the communities of South Wales.

 

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This site documents the project which took place between 2011-12. The exhibition introduces some ket concepts around narratives in medicine. And then you can read the stories of people in South Wales in the 'narratives' section. 

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The New New Public Health (N2PH)

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Like many people in public health of my generation, John Ashton and Howard Seymour’s book, The New Public Health was an inspiration.  It plotted a path of public health from its Victorian roots to the 1980s.  Many people I speak to who have read the book, are particularly impressed by a series of photos from a class of schoolchildren in Liverpool going back 100 years.  From stunted, adenoidal faces in the late 19th century to the smiling, white-toothed, well-looking children of the 1970s the pictures are a graphic illustration of the progress made in public health over that time.

 

The Health For All ambition of the 1980s and the Ottawa Charter on which it is based, and which are described in detail in the book, saw public health building on that legacy by making cross-sectoral alliances at all levels in society.  Working in settings such as the school and prison, working with partners in the voluntary sector, local government and health services at district, city and national level and forging alliances across nations we could fashion a future which would achieve this lofty goal of Health For All by the year 2000. 

 

But the dream has gone sour.  A countervailing current of neo-liberal economics has played out across the globe since the 1980s creating greater inequality between people within and between nations than ever before.  Furthermore, as our industrial culture expands and consumes ever-increasing amounts of material resources, chickens are coming home to roost, not least in the guise of climate change and other major environmental challenges.

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An introduction to the New New Public Health by Margaret Hannah- who I first came across this group though on Twitter. She tweets as @margaret_iff. This will be an interesting project to follow.

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1. New wave

Part 1 of the AfterNow series.A short film in which Phil Hanlon, Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University, discusses the health crises facing modern society…...and how we need different solutions to what has gone before.

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The Mystery of General Practice : Iona Heath 1995

Iona Heath is the current President of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners. For many years she has been thinking and writing about what GPs do, and what they need to do, for their patients. This very short book can be read in a few hours, and might challenge your ideas about the role of the GP, health and illness. Or it might put into words thoughts that you have had before but not been able to explain. Either way, your time reading it will be very well spent. 

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Health Inequalities and The Glasgow Effect

The Glasgow Effect describes the widest differences in life expectancy in the UK, between 54 years in some areas compared to 82 years in others. Andrew Marr introduces this. 

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Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care (with CD)

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Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions.

This is a free ebook, and recognised as a classic. 

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Anticipatory Care (Pt.2): An Interview with Dr Julian Tudor Hart (March 2008) - YouTube

Dr Julian Tudor Hart is a retired GP. His work in rural South Wales in the 1970s pioneered the population approach to clinical care and he coined the term in...
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wonderful insights into Julian Tudor Hart's work and his stance

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Keynote Speech: Dr. Sara Ryan 'Public Issue and Private Troubles..' - YouTube

'Public Issues and Private Troubles: thinking about work, dudes and difference' Sara is Connor Sparrowhawk's mother and a senior researcher at Oxford Univers...
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#justiceforlb and #107days are advocacy campaigns

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1000 Lives Plus | Achieving prudent healthcare in NHS Wales

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introduced in Wales in 2014

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NUHW President Sal Rosselli responds to TPMG's Dr. Robert Pearl - YouTube

NUHW President Sal Rosselli responds to Dr. Robert Pearl, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group.
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criticism of Kaiser Permanente from nursing union

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protest in support of Kaiser nurses at #medx

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Interesting and surprising.Demonstrations for Kaiser nurses outside #MedX venue when Kaiser CEO @RobertPearlMD talks. pic.twitter.com/5rLBPtD9Xz
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tweet from a doctor at #medx

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Questioning the claims from Kaiser

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Response from Pollock et al in 1994  to claim that Kaiser Permanente is more efficient 

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N2PH public health thinking

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And after that intrroduction to the New New Public Health here is the video which gerts the concepts over in a different way. This is cheerier. Margaret's text was angrier. 

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GP postcode lottery harming patients, warns thinktank

GP surgeries in London and England's poorest areas offer the lowest-quality NHS care, King's Fund study shows...

 

Evidence that the inverse care law persists?

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BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Sick Society?

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David Aaronovitch examines how our social environment influences our health.

30min programme about Michael Marmot's work- see his lecture below too! 

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Inverse Care Law - Julian Tudor Hart 1971

This is the text of Julian Tudor Hart's landmark paper publish in the Lancet in 1971. Here is the summary:

"The availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for the population served. This inverse care law operates more completely where medical care is most exposed to market forces, and less so where such exposure is reduced. The market distribution of medical care is a primitive and historically outdated social form, and any return to it would further exaggerate the maldistribution of medical resources."

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Medical advocacy

Jonny Tomlinson is a GP in London who reads and writes about the  issues which have a wide impact on our health. All of his blog is worth reading but start with this blog post on why GPs should be advocates for their patients. You might find some of the ideas challenging but it is worth it!

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Dis-ease: the modern epidemics

AFTERnow: video: Disease: the modern epidemics.

 

This is a wonderful serious of videos/podcasts andpapers from Public Health at Glasgow University. This challenging presentation asks if our main health problem is our society.

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