Politics of Health Annual Conference (2009)

Merton College 8th & 9th September 2009

Tuesday 8th

12-1 Session one

‘Moral discourses, health and old age: some continuities and disjunctures from the history of stroke’
Katherine Daneski, Swansea University, Paul Higgs UCL and Myfanwy Morgan, KCL

Three aspects of calculating selves: invisible performance effects of transparency in clinical professional regulation.
Gerry McGivern & Michael Fisher Kings College London

1-2 Lunch

2pm Session Two

Obama and the Politics of National Health Insurance in the USA…..or….. if Truman, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, and Clinton failed – and Eisenhower, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and both Bushes didn’t try – then why should he succeed?)
Calum Paton, Keele university

‘’User involvement in research for policy making: involving stroke survivors in research and policy agenda setting’
Lucy O’Driscoll, University of East Anglia

‘Clinical commissioning then and now: what’s the difference?’
Kath Checkland, University of Manchester

3.30 Coffee

3.45 session two

‘How can the consequences of voluntary organisations’ contributions to health policy be measured?’
Micky Wilmot, LSHTM

‘The need for ‘balanced reporting’: from fact to opinion
Imelda McDermott, University of Manchester

Theorising big IT programmes in healthcare: Strong structuration theory meets actor-network theory
Trisha Greenhalgh, UCL

Diverging policy and converging practice: a comparison of the implementation of patient choice policies in the UK
Marie Sanderson, LSHTM

6.30 Drinks reception

7.30 Conference dinner (usual dress code:- lounge suits and nice frocks please)

College bar open after dinner

 

Wednesday 9th

7.30-9am Breakfast

9-10.30 Session three

‘Organisational ‘culture’ viewed from the top: is it a valid measure?’
Steve Harrison, University of Manchester.

‘In the name of participation: interpreting the relationship between statutory public involvement institutions and NHS governance’
Ruth Carlyle, Birkbeck College

Self Inflicted Wounds- Professional Politics and Child Protection in Scotland
Chris Nottingham, Glasgow Caledonian University

10.30-10.45 Coffee

10-45-12.15 Session Four

Open heart surgery?
The whys and wherefores of disclosing clinical performance measures
Mark Exworthy1, Glenn Smith1, Jon Gabe1 and Ian Rees Jones2
1. Royal Holloway, University of London
2. Bangor University

Risk and the politics of the swine flu epidemic
Bob Heyman

‘Slaying sacred cows: is it time to pull the plug on water fluoridation?
Stephen Peckham, LSHTM

’15 years in the making – why is it difficult to push through health care reform in Hong Kong?’
Amy Po-Ying Ho The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1-2 lunch

2-3.30 Session five

‘How do you modernise a health service?’
Fraser MacFarlane

Is health management a practice, and does it matter?
Ian Greener, Durham university

3.30 coffee and depart

 

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