Category Archives: Health

The poor and their health needs: hard-to-reach, still?

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In early September, I attended a three-day Zimbabwe all stakeholder conference on health in Victoria Falls, as part of the ‘innovative spending in health’ project. This event revealed, among other challenges, that just over 10% of Zimbabwe’s 15 million population has medical aid cover. This means that the majority of the country’s urban and rural   …Continue Reading


NHS Scotland: After the Referendum

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“With the referendum over, Scotland’s political leaders have a range of public services to run, even if the electorate have denied them a country. About a third of their budget goes on health, and most of that on the NHS. According to a confidential government document, leaked in the final few days before the poll,   …Continue Reading


Improving care for older people – together

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“The recently published special issue of the Journal of Integrated Care features articles from practitioners involved in the collaborative PROP – Practitioner-research: Older people project. In this blog, Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin celebrates the aims and outcomes of practitioner-research.”   Read in full at CRFR Blog


NHS Scotland: safe in whose hands?

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“NHS Scotland has moved centre-stage in Scotland’s referendum debate, with each side making claims about its fate. But is everyone missing the point about the underlying health funding crisis?” Read in full via  Public Finance Opinion.


Hunger Matters

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“Jessie Gunson (Flinders University, South Australia) kindly gave a CRFR informal seminar during her recent visit to Scotland. In this blog, Jessie and colleagues Megan Warin and Vivienne Moore (University of Adelaide, South Australia) recount the seminar and give us some insight into their recent research.”   Read in full on CRFR Blog.


Self-harm and the media – unpicking the ‘rise’ in self-harm among young people

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Dr. Amy Chandler responds to recent media coverage of youth self-harm statistics and both the problematic use of statistics and images in this reporting which reflect wider misunderstandings of self-harm. She argues greater effort must be put into understanding the multiple subjective definitions of self-harm and the factors which cause it.   Read in full   …Continue Reading


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