Public Lectures and Presentations
Health Technology Appraisal and the Establishment of Health Policy in the UK
Presented by Rumona Dickson, Professor, Health Services Research, Institute of Psychology Health and Society, University of Liverpool (May 21, 2014)
In the United Kingdom the decisions related to what treatments will be made available within the National Health Service are made through the appraisal programme within the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). This decision making process is complex and considers both clinical and cost effectiveness. It is also a comprehensive process that considers the views of clinicians, patients, academics and the manufacturers of the interventions. This presentation provides a description of this decision making process from the perspective of the director of one of the academic research groups that contributed to it. It also outlines what she sees as the strengths and also the challenges involved in working within this complex decision making process.
"“You can’t just be a little bit pregnant”: A System’s View of Midwifery Policy and Practice in Canada
Presented by Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, Professor, Telfer School of Management and Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources
Reflecting on 20 years of regulated midwifery policy and practice across Canada, Dr. Bourgeault provides an overview of the starts and stops of midwifery integration into the various provincial and territorial health care systems and their implications for women’s health and system sustainability.
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD, is a Professor in the Telfer School of Management and Institute of Population Health at the University of Ottawa and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. She is also the Scientifi c Director of the pan-Ontario Population Health Improvement Research Network and the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network both housed at the University of Ottawa with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. Dr. Bourgeault also leads the pan Canadian Health Human Resources Network with funding from Health Canada and the CIHR. She has been a consultant to various provincial Ministries of Health in Canada, to Health Canada and to the World Health Organization. Her recent research focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian health care system.