Public Policy Projects Insight

HealthOctober 12, 2021
Improving cancer care for LGBTQ+ patients in the UK
While gender and sexual identities continue to be decriminalised and more understood across the world, the health sector is taking a while to catch up. Dr Alison Berner is leading a coalition of clinicians and charities committed to improving the care needs of LGBTQ+ patients with cancer.
HealthSeptember 28, 2021
Beyond the buzzwords: Accelerating digital in hospitals
With the government looking to progress health sector reform from multiple angles, the progression of digital healthcare within NHS hospitals becomes increasingly important.
HealthSeptember 23, 2021
RCS President calls for a “New Deal” for surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons of England has put forward a new proposition for elective care in the UK. Its suggested reforms could help chart a course out of the ominous backlogs currently facing the NHS. RCS President Professor Neil Mortensen spoke with David Duffy on the crisis facing UK elective
HealthAugust 26, 2021
Restarting and rebuilding the NHS
Public Policy Projects has created a new coalition of experts and stakeholders from across the health and care spectrum, designed to create a health service that boasts truly world-beating patient outcomes. 
HealthAugust 19, 2021
Time to think differently about boosting capacity
Flexible healthcare infrastructure offers a range of options for managing the healthcare estate effectively and increases the ability to adapt to sudden changes in demand or disruptions to service delivery, without lengthy lead-times and significant capital expenditure.
Health PolicyApril 14, 2021
Making the most of global collaboration post pandemic
One of the most important ways the UK can assist in a global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is, firstly, to improve its domestic response by freeing up capacity and the supply of vaccines. Professor James Kingsland reflects on what the UK can do to support the world emerging from the pandemic.
HealthAugust 17, 2021
Can digital innovation reduce healthcare inequalities?
Covid-19 overshadows all our lives. But just because we are battling the same storm does not mean we are all in the same boat. The people likely to be most exposed to coronavirus, and to suffer most from the resulting interventions, are disproportionally those already disadvantaged in society.
Community healthAugust 13, 2021
A journey of diagnostic transformation starts with community hubs
Integrated care systems and hospital groups across the country are currently establishing scalable, digitally enabled, community diagnostic hubs. Siemens Healthineers gathered the views of health system stakeholders planning local diagnostic provision on the objectives and challenges of this approac
HealthAugust 12, 2021
Improving imaging to strengthen NHS recovery
Services need a learning culture and support for staff from the top to tackle repeated failings in the imaging pathway that can have serious consequences for patients.
HealthAugust 10, 2021
The new hospitals building the future of health infrastructure
In autumn 2020, the Government made a commitment to build 40 hospitals in England by 2030, with a budget of £3.7 billion. The government has announced the selection process for a further eight new hospitals. The new sites are intended to transform NHS services, for patients, staff and the community.
HealthAugust 2, 2021
A&E has become the entire health system’s safety net, not just the patient’s
While the current spotlight is on reducing post-pandemic elective surgery waiting times, emergency departments have been left to pick up the health system’s slack. Public Policy Projects Policy Analyst Lottie Moore spoke to Dr Katherine Henderson about the challenges now facing emergency medicine.

Integrated Care Journal

HealthOctober 13, 2021
Adult social care sector faces a 'perfect storm'
Staff vacancy rates have returned to pre-pandemic levels across the adult social care sector, according to the Skills for Care annual report.
HealthOctober 12, 2021
Improving cancer care for LGBTQ+ patients in the UK
While gender and sexual identities continue to be decriminalised and more understood across the world, the health sector is taking a while to catch up. Dr Alison Berner is leading a coalition of clinicians and charities committed to improving the care needs of LGBTQ+ patients with cancer.
HealthOctober 8, 2021
Combatting regional healthcare inequalities in the NHS backlog
As the government announces plans to invest £12 billion a year for the next three years across the NHS and social care sectors, significant action can be taken to confront the elective care crisis while addressing widening disparities in care outcomes across the country.
HealthOctober 5, 2021
"Level up" agenda undermined by public health cuts
New analysis from the Health Foundation has revealed that sustained public health cuts from the government run counter to its own agenda to “level up” the country.

World Healthcare Journal

HealthOctober 6, 2021
How Force of Nature are turning eco-anxiety into eco-action
Eleanor Murray, Policy Analyst at Public Policy Projects (PPP), and Sacha Wright, Research and Curriculum Coordinator at Force of Nature, discuss the relationship between environment and health, psychological responses to the climate crisis and solution-based interventions.
HealthSeptember 27, 2021
Socialising the genome: building a bridge between the public and the science
Anna Dickinson, Policy Analyst at Public Policy Projects, asks genomics experts Professor Anna Middleton and Vivienne Parry what can be done to encourage people to share their data to support valuable research, identification of those at risk of certain conditions and the development of treatments.

Primary Care Journal

HealthJuly 19, 2021
“Don’t wait; Act” on early diagnosis
As we ease out of lockdown restrictions and regain some sense of normality, the focus must be on getting early diagnosis back on track. Otherwise, thousands of undiagnosed issues will inevitably lead to a new health crisis.
HealthJuly 13, 2021
Health inequality must be addressed in locality
Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP based in South London and a GP Appraiser of NHS England. She is also Chair of Five2Medics, an initiative within Ascension Trust, born out of the desire to build wellness and resilience in communities facing disadvantage.
HealthJune 22, 2021
Not just a siloed group: reflections on rare diseases
While many people with a rare disease report the pandemic has been challenging, both for their physical and mental health, it has also required us to fundamentally reconsider the delivery of patient care.

World Infrastructure Journal

Op EdOctober 8, 2021
The problem isn’t protestors, it’s policymakers
Britain’s transport networks are not inefficient because of protestors – and silencing protestors is antithetical to building back better.  
GeneralSeptember 24, 2021
Construction sector must embrace digital innovation
In its latest report, the Construction Innovation Hub makes the case that the UK can only ‘build back better’ if the construction and built environment sectors continue to integrate digital innovation.
NewsSeptember 16, 2021
Taking the fast out of fashion this Sustainable Fashion Week
For most of the UK, impulse purchases, treat-yourself moments, and 80 per cent off sales have led to burgeoning wardrobes of the latest trends and those left in last season. Yet with the world’s first Sustainable Fashion Week, Shazia Saleem hopes to change this. 

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