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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

The Future of Healthcare in Europe


This high-level one-day conference was convened by the UCL European Institute and UCL Grand Challenges in cooperation with the Finnish Institute in London in May 2011.

The event brought together leading academic experts, healthcare professionals, consultants and public policy officials to discuss the sector’s key challenges, identify existing good practices and develop concrete policy recommendations.

See below for a policy brief, the final publication with three especially commissioned thought pieces by leading UCL scholars, all speakers' powerpoint presentations, and a range of further resources.


Policy Brief

The Future of Healthcare in Europe - Meeting future challenges: key issues in context
January 2012

Final Publication

The Future of Healthcare in Europe
ed. by Uta Staiger and Sarah Chaytor
Final publication including three commissioned thought pieces by Professor Albert Weale and Dr Sarah Clarke, Professor Jonathan Wolff, and Professsor Sir Michael Marmot, Dr Ruth Bell and Professor Peter Goldblatt

Conference Presentations

Opening Professor Sir John Tooke
What can European Universities do for Global Health? Professor Anne Johnson
The Challenge of Healthcare in Europe: 'value for money' Professor Peter Littlejohns
What do hospitals do for patient outcomes? Professor Harry Hemingway
Structures and reforms in the Finnish healthcare system Dr Marina Erhola
Social determinants of health - framing the future of healthcare in Europe Professor Sir Michael Marmot 
Technology drivers - problems and solutions Professor Sir John Tooke
Regenerative Medicine Professor Pete Coffey
Innovation in healthcare delivery: the power of technology Tom Kibasi
E-health: Potential, Pitfalls and Progress Dr Elizabeth Murray
Estonian Electronic Health Record System Dr Madis Tiik
The Future of Healthcare in Europe Michael Hübel
Economic models Professor Steve Morris
Public-private partnership in Manises Iñaki Ereño
Mystery of high-rate of primary invasive myocardial infarction treatment in Poland Professor Andrzej Rynkiewicz
ESC and cardiovascular prevention policy Professor John Martin
A Trans EU difference in the decline of trans fatty acids in popular foods Professor Steen Stender
Responding to the challenge: Determining healthcare policy Professor Lars Ryden
Patient-centred health and social care John Bowis
Summing up Professor Albert Weale

Other Resources

Where to for European Healthcare?  A booklet published by the Finnish Institute in London in collaboration with UCL, May 2011.
Conference Programme including speakers' abstracts and biographies
Conference Report with thanks to conference rapporteurs Emma Alatalo and Lyndon James

Images

For photographs from the event, see our Media Gallery.