H&P co-founder Professor Pat Thane’s engagement with the Department for Education featured in a King’s College London impact case study for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). King’s was ranked 4th for research impact as measured against other multidisciplinary universities in this national assessment.
Doctors' negativity attitudes towards older patients with mental health illnesses can affect their diagnosis and treatment argues Dr Claire Hilton, in the latest H&P opinion article. This underpins NHS England’s recent initiative to pay GPs £55 for each dementia diagnosis. Understanding the history of doctors’ attitudes towards their mentally ill older patients also offers insights into the possible consequences of this controversial policy and alternative approaches, says Dr Hilton, a psychiatrist and historian.
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 skills and financial prudence.
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 high-quality history from leading historians on the move, in a café, in the library or on the beach...
H&P’s new History Lab was welcomed by civil servants from the Department for Transport, the Ministry of Defence and HM Treasury. They considered the lessons from Beeching and the British railways 1955-1975 in an interactive event for Civil Service Learning led by Professor Colin Divall, of York University, and Dr Charles Loft, historian and adviser to the Local Government Association.
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