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


The legacy of GP attitudes to mentally ill older people

Historical evidence of doctors’ attitudes towards mentally ill older patients may help explain the current initiative to pay GPs for diagnosing dementia. The evidence also suggests alternative policies that...

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History and future of British trade identities

Dr David Thackeray, of Exeter University, argues that the history of British trade offers important insights for policy makers about major political issues today, from devolution and EU membership, to relations...

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News


Henry Pelham bio published

The latest refreshed PM bio, of Henry Pelham, 1743-1754, is published on the History of Government Blog. Dr Andrew Thompson, of Cambridge University, outlines Pelham’s considerable political and diplomatic...

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Policy Papers available as ebooks

H&P policy papers are now available as ebooks – digital downloads for Apple, Kindle, other e-readers, as well as tablets, smartphones and laptops. What’s more, they are free. So you can read...

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series


H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

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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