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Programme Researcher Richard Cookson Appears on BBC1
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The Big Questions: Should Health Care Be Rationed in an Ageing Population? Programme researcher Richard Cookson appeared on BBC1’s program ‘The Big Questions’ yesterday. The program discussed and debated… read more

Programme Conference: Public Services in the 2010s
Monday, June 8th, 2009

Public Services in the 2010s: Prosperity, Austerity and Recovery What Have We Learnt? Friday 11 December 2009, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London The Public Services Programme will be… read more

Policy Briefing on ‘Public Spending in Hard Times’
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Public Spending in the 2010s: Apply the brakes or go into reverse? Health spending continued to grow in the two key periods of public spending restraint in the twentieth… read more

World Social Science Forum, Bergen, Norway, 10-12 May 2009
Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Bergen was the venue for the first World Social Science Forum, arranged by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and attended by nearly 800 people.  Twenty-four parallel sessions tackled contemporary issues in… read more

Fixing Failure – New Report Advises Organisation Know Thyself
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

When organisations make mistakes how should they be rectified? Most often the spotlight turns to identifying an individual or individuals who are culpable for failure (be it the top dog or frontline professional) then fixing… read more

Can you google your way to good health?
Monday, April 27th, 2009

Programme Director, Christopher Hood, is heading up a consultation for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics into how new technologies are revolutionising health care. While some positives may come out… read more

Options for a new Britain: A report card for Britain
Friday, March 13th, 2009

The most ambitious independent policy review in the UK for over a decade is published this week and makes challenging reading for both Government and Opposition.How has Britain progressed… read more

In the news….Do London commuters get a swifter service nowadays?
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Novel Programme research by Tim Leunig and Nick Crafts has analysed timetabled rail journeys between the surburbs and London, between the pre-war period and the present day, only to find that some journeys now take even longer than… read more

Programme researcher Sue White is announced as a member of the new Social Work Taskforce
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls and Health Secretary Alan Johnson have announced the membership of the Social Work Taskforce, set up to undertake a comprehensive review of frontline social work practice. … read more

Annual British Social Attitudes Survey Published
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The British Social Attitudes 25th Report was published on 28 January 2009. The annual report provides an indispensable guide to political and social issues in contemporary Britain. It summarises and… read more

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