Monthly Archives: December 2013

One year on: why we STILL like blogging

As 2013 draws to a close, we suddenly realised we had been here, blogging, for one whole year. Happy birthday us! Back in March, I wrote about our early experiences of group blogging. I highlighted lots of positives – pulling us together as a team, giving us a platform to present our work, and in …read more

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Work – a health problem

Carol Black, the government’s adviser on work and health, gave the annual CCHSR lecture in Cambridge on 4th December. She was uncompromising that work is important for human health and quoted Galen (AD 129-200) who wrote “Employment is nature’s physician and is essential to human happiness”. Work promotes recovery and rehabilitation from illness, reduces the …read more

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Health Services Research, down under

Warm greetings from Wellington, New Zealand! Last week I had the pleasure of attending the 8th biannual Australian and New Zealand Health Services Research conference. I thought I’d share a few of my favourite highlights: (1) Indigenous and first nations health services research The conference kicked off with a pōwhiri from local hosts (Te Āti …read more

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  • The Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (CCHSR) is a thriving collaboration between the University of Cambridge and RAND Europe. We aim to inform health policy and practice by conducting research and evaluation studies of organisation and delivery of healthcare, including safety, effectiveness, efficiency and patient experience.