Policy Papers

Diagnosing a flight from care: medical migration and ‘dirty work’ in the NHS

Policy makers should recognise the vital contribution of migrant medics to Britain's healthcare system and support them, argues Dr Julian Simpson, of Manchester University. Since 1948 the NHS has been...

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Mentally ill older people aren’t ‘past it’

Ageism and the repeat failure of governments to match rhetoric with resources for mental health services for older people means provision today is patchy and under-funded, argues psychiatrist and historian, Dr Claire...

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Opinion Articles

Winston Churchill: still newsworthy after all these years

The 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and funeral has put him in the news again. This mass of coverage reminds us that before he made history, Churchill made news, writes Professor Richard...

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Teaching fathers to be ‘involved’

A new scheme to encourage fathers to become more 'involved' with their children is not new, relies on misplaced notions of a 'golden age' of stable, nuclear families, and the 'feckless' father...

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The long past: an antidote to short-termism?

H&P is one solution for the historically-curious policy maker cutting through the online chaff for authoritative and accessible historical research, according to Professor David Reynolds, in his review of The...

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Air-raids casualties in the First World War

100 years ago the first Zeppelins attacked Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. Professor Edgar Jones, of King’s College London, examines the effects of German airship raids on civilian morale during...

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series

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H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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