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Green Templeton College | Oxford

The Health and Care Studies Seminars 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.

'Health systems converging around primary care reform' by Dr Luke Allen

'The Four Horsemen of the Healthcare Apocalypse' by Trish Greenhalgh - 22 May 2017

'How Do We Integrate Health and Social Care? Lessons from Research and Practice' by Trish Greenhalgh - 18 October 2017
    See Professor Knapp's slides

'Integration of Health and Social Care in England: Integrated care 'pilots' and their evaluation' by Suchita Shah - 23 November 2017
    See Professor May's Slides

'Next Steps in health system transformation' by Trish Greenhalgh - 13 December 2017

Please find below a list of the seminar topics to date:

Thursday 15 November 2018, at 18:00 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
Reform of Social Care Funding in Britain
Speaker: Laura Gardiner, Research Director, Resolution Foundation.
Discussant: Kate Barker, Chairman, King's Fund Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England
Chair: Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford

Thursday 11 October 2018, at 18:30 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
Sustainable Care Systems: Lessons from the Four UK Nations
Speakers: Professor Catherine Needham and Patrick Hall, University of Birmingham
Chair: Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford

Tuesday 5 June 2018, 18.00 in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College
In Search of the Perfect Health System: Emerging Issues in Global Health
Speakers: Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner, Global Health Practice at KPMG, Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS 2006-2014, Dr Peter Drobac, Director Skoll Centre, Saïd Business School, Oxford
All health systems around the world, particularly in emerging and developing economies, vary widely in many aspects including funding, policies and structure. They all face a number of similar issues, including for example universal provision and workforce planning. This seminar will aim to explore those emerging and future challenges they have in common, with the aim of informing and influencing policy, practice and the direction of research. The seminar is aimed at practitioners, academics, policy makers and students.

Wednesday 13 December 2017, 17:30 – 18:30
Next Steps in Health System Transformation: Making it Happen
Speaker: David J Hunter, Professor of Health Policy & Management, Newcastle University.
Read Trish Greenhalgh’s Report

Monday 4 December 2017, at 17:30 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
A Health and Care Initiative for Green Templeton? a college-wide discussion
More information

Thursday 23 November 2017, at 18:00 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
Integration of health and social care in England: integrated care ‘pilots’ and their evaluation
Speaker: Professor Nicholas Mays, LSHTM
Discussant: David Smith, Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Read Suchita Shah’s Report
See Professor Mays’s slides

Wednesday 18 October 2017, at 18:00 at the EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College
How Do We Integrate Health and Social Care? Lessons from Research and Practice
Speaker: Professor Martin Knapp, Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics
Discussant: Sara Livadeas, Social Care Works, Oxford
Chair: Professor Mary Daly, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Oxford
Read Trish Greenhalgh’s Report
See Professor Knapp’s slides

Monday 22 May 2017, 17:00 - 18:00
Pre-seminar
How does getting evidence into policy really work? A ‘behind closed doors’ discussion with a leading knowledge broker for health in Europe
With Dr Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy

Monday 22 May 2017, 18:00 - 19:30
Launch seminar
How Do We Keep Going? Addressing the Long Term Challenges Facing Health Systems Across Europe
Chair: Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Health Care Science, University of Oxford
Speaker: Dr Josep Figueras, Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and Head of the WHO European Centre on Health Policy
Discussant: Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust
You can read Professor Greenhalgh's personal takes on the seminar here.

Organising Group

Mara Airoldi - GTC Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer in Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government
Bob Arnott - GTC Common Room Member and former Sub-Dean of the University of Birmingham Medical School
Paul Brankin - GTC Associate Fellow and Chairman of Trustees at Science Oxford
Mary Daly - GTC Governing Body Fellow and Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Nick Fahy - GTC DPhil student and Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Ken Fleming - GTC Emeritus Fellow and International Director, Royal College of Pathologists
Gary Ford - GTC Governing Body Fellow and CEO, Oxford Academic Health Science Network
Trish Greenhalgh - GTC Senior Research Fellow and Professor (Clinical) of Primary Care Health Sciences
Louise Locock - GTC Research Fellow and Deputy Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group
Keith Ruddle - GTC Emeritus Fellow and Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School
Sara Shaw - GTC Research Fellow and Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences