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OHE’s annual lecture 2017 will be held on Thursday 15 June at the Royal Society, London. The lecture will be given by Professors Anne Case and Sir Angus Deaton on the topic of: Why are mortality rates rising for middle-aged white non-Hispanic Americans? Could it happen in Europe?

David Mott joined the OHE team in March 2017. Prior to this David was a full-time PhD student at the Institute of Health & Society at Newcastle University.

Zamora, B., Maignen, F., O’Neill, P., Mestre-Ferrandiz, J. and Garau, M.

Consulting Report
March 2017

The European Commission’s (EC) Orphan Medicinal Products Regulation intended to incentivise the research, development and marketing of new treatments for rare and chronically disabling or life-threatening diseases. Marketing authorisation granted to orphan medicinal products (OMPs) is however only the first step; patients have access to medicines once reimbursement or health technology assessment (HTA) decisions are implemented by national health systems.

Kenneth Arrow arguably the greatest economist of our time and the intellectual father of health economics passed away this week. He left a legacy of unrivalled contributions to economics and health economics. Tony Culyer explores the work of the great man and challenges us to revisit his seminal 1963 paper.

A new publications titled: Does a biomedical research centre affect patient care in local hospitals? has just been published in Health Research Policy and Systems. The article explores the impact of biomedical research on patient care with Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Margherita Neri and Jimena Ferraro joined the OHE team in December 2016 and January 2017, respectively. We welcome them to the team.

On the 1st February 2017 OHE held a launch to celebrate our new status as a registered charity. The establishment of OHE as a charity offers new directions and new opportunities, and also brings new funding opportunities – for example, with UK research councils.

Alastair Fischer has recently been awarded an honorary position as Senior Visiting Fellow at OHE.

Maynard Matters is a new publication edited by Richard Cookson, Maria Goddard and Trevor Sheldon, published by University of York. The publication covers Alan’s contribution to global Health Economics, his thinking about the UK NHS, and his roles as a the Founding Director of CHE, the Founding Editor of the journal Health Economics and Chair of York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The HESG Winter 2017 Conference is to be held in Birmingham from 4th to 6th January 2017. Several members of the OHE team will be attending and contributing to the conference. This post contains a summary of their activity.

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