HPPN Annual Conference


6-7 September 2010

Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Keynote speaker: Ted Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management & Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Yale School of Management

The Health Policy & Politics Network (HPPN) is successor to the Politics of Health Group that has been run for the last 20 years or so in the form of a special interest group of the Political Studies Association. HPPN has now become independent in order more easily to encourage interdisciplinary working. The annual (September) residential conference of the former politics of health group of the PSA will continue to run, in Oxford as for the last few years. HPPN is currently guided by a group consisting of Dr Alison Hann (University of Swansea), Prof Steve Harrison (University of Manchester), Dr Chris Nottingham (Glasgow Caledonian University), Prof Calum Paton (Keele University) and Stephen Peckham (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). Our web organiser is Dr Imelda McDermott (University of Manchester).

We invite submission of paper presentations to this event on any topic related to health politics, policy or management. Speakers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion/questions.

To propose a paper, please submit an abstract to Alison Hann as soon as possible. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31st July.

For an informal discussion of proposals, please feel free to contact Alison Hann (see below for contact details).

Conference fee and registration:

£230 (includes one night accommodation and lunch/dinner for two days)

To register, please fill in and return this Booking Form

Conference organiser:

Alison Hann (a.p.hann@swansea.ac.uk)
Tel: +44 (0) 1550 740259
Website: https://hppnuk.wordpress.com/

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Monday 6th September

10.00 Registration – please go to porters lodge

11.30-13.00 SESSION 1

Rescuing the concept of institutional racism in the NHS

Gill Olumide

Commissioning and PPI: The evidence so far

Christina Pesoulas & Stephen Peckham

Implementing the NHS talent management strategy

Martin Powell

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 Session 2

Keynote address

“American Healthcare Reform: Puzzles about what, why and how”

Ted Marmor


Path dependency and mobilisation of bias: Two theories applied to two health systems (USA and England)

Calum Paton

The Politics of Risk thinking

Bob Heyman

Social Governance: A necessary third pillar for health care governance

Chris Bem

16.00-16.30 Coffee


The clinicians role in state regulation of social welfare support for people with CFS/ME

Dr M-L O’Driscoll, Dr Fional Poland, Dr Jose Carlos de Carvalho Leite, Swati Kale, Dr Anne Killett, Dr Maria de Lourdes Drachler

Identifying the barriers to patient involvement in patient safety – adopting a sense making approach

Fraser Mcfarlene

18.00 Round Table

The implications of the new White Paper

Chair: Steve Harrison

19.00 Drinks reception followed by dinner (lounge suits and smart frocks                      please). College bar is open for drinks after dinner.

Tuesday 7th September

7.30-8.30 Breakfast

9.30-11.00 Session 3

Commissioning in the English NHS: What is really going on?

Kath Checkland

Corporitisation of Primary Care: What is going on?

Anna Coleman & Imelda McDermott

‘If you can’t stand the heat…’ The role of scientists in evaluating government policy

Tricia Greenhalgh

11.00-11.30 Coffee


Health insurance reform in Shanghai and Hong Kong: Using the lens of historical institutionalism

Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

Continuity and change in Japanese health policy

Ryozo Matsuda

‘I have never found doctors to be a difficult bunch’: Doctors, Managers and NHS reorganisations in Manchester and Salford 1948-2000

Stephanie Snow

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 Session 4

Governmentality and health promotion

David Rea

Cultures of evaluative activity in the provision of acute healthcare

Andrew Gray

Ideas and streams? Darzi reform in the English NHS

Ross Millar, Abeda Muller & Martin Powell

15.30-16.00 Coffee and depart


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