Health and Care Studies Seminar Series

The Health and Care Studies Seminar Series explores the question of “What kind of system can best provide the health and care of the future?”

The National Health Service and social care system have been central institutions in British life since the 1940s. In a time of unprecedented change, their future is uncertain. Health and social care systems in other countries, whether high, middle or low-income, face similar challenges.

Short-term pressures and crises capture the attention of press, politicians and public. But there is an urgent need to consider the long-term question of “What kind of system can best provide the health and care of the future, whilst remaining both financially and politically sustainable?”

Green Templeton College Fellows (some already associated with existing or past Green Templeton College academic initiatives) have established a new termly seminar series to explore this question with a focus on capturing different perspectives and generating debate.

The aim is to build on participation and interest in the seminars to establish and actively support a broader network of researchers and practitioners that can help to develop useful synergies between research, policy and practice with a long-term, strategic focus.

The Health and Care Studies Seminar Series was launched on 22 May 2017 with Dr Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, speaking on “HOW DO WE KEEP GOING? Addressing the Long Term Challenges Facing Health Systems Across Europe” and Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust, providing insight as the discussant.

Blogs about Health and Care Studies Seminar Series:

‘The four horsemen of the healthcare apocalypse’ – Professor Trish Greenhalgh
Launch seminar of the Health and Care Studies Initiative, 22 May 2017  

‘How do we integrate health and social care? Lessons from research and practice’ –  Professor Trish Greenhalgh
Care Initiative, 18 October 2017

‘Integration of health and social care in England: integrated care ‘pilots’ and their evaluation’ – Suchita Shah
Care Initiative, 23 November 2017

‘Next steps in health system transformation’ –  Professor Trish Greenhalgh
Care Initiative, 13 December 2017

‘Sustainable Care Systems: Lessons from the Four UK Nations’ – Ertu Polat 
Conversations on Care, Care Initiative, 11 October 2018

‘Health systems converging around primary care reform’ – Dr Luke Allen
November 2018

‘Reform of Social Care Funding in Britain’ – Gemma Hughes
Conversations on Care, Care Initiative, 15 November 2018 

Contact

To join our e-mailing list on future seminars, please contact:
Ruth Loseby, Academic Projects Manager
Email: ruth.loseby@gtc.ox.ac.uk