Newsletter December 2020

Editorial By Dr David Somekh It’s difficult to say anything original about how extraordinary 2020 has been to live through. It remains to be seen what lessons we will learn from the experience of the pandemic and its impact on everyday life, not just on the health of individuals and society in general. There’s a…

Interview with Gerald Midgley

Interview with Gerald Midgley by Dr David Somekh DS:  Gerald, pleased to be speaking to you again. Can you tell us what’s going on in your current work that you find especially exciting? GM: I think the really interesting thing right now is where we are in terms of the sudden realization that systems thinking…

Newsletter October 2020

Editorial  A word from our director Dr David Somekh It’s seven and a half years since we formally set up EHFF although it had been in waiting for three years before that. Although we had an agreed mission, to support transformational change in society, beginning with health but looking at health in a holistic way,…

The future of health in Europe – main outcomes

The Present   Health systems in Europe are built on strong pillars such as universal health coverage and access to care and especially following the onset of the pandemic, there is an increasing recognition of the value of systems integration  on an international level (despite the potential barrier of subsidiarity applied to health). Current features…

Interview with Lois Macklin on 9th September, 2020

Lois described the project that she and two colleagues ( Dr Ruth Collins-Nakai and Dr Axel Meisen ) are currently undertaking to think about the future of Canada following the Covid 19 pandemic. They have been meeting weekly since early June, undertaking a Foresight exercise, something Lois and her colleagues have considerable experience with.  Their…

Latest Newsletter from EHFF for September 2020

  It’s a while since we produced a Newsletter as during the six months since Easter we’ve concentrated on producing Bulletins looking at the impact or possible impact of the pandemic on healthcare systems and the wider society. However, we’ve not been idle on other fronts and this is a catch-up. One of our ideas…

The latest Feasta/EHFF podcast on Multiculturalism and Resilience

The latest Festa / EHFF podcast with Caroline Whyte and Sean Conlan. This podcast features Feasta’s summer intern, Nadia Hansen, interviewing Dundalk-based social worker Dr Washington Marovatsanga on cultural competence, enforced absence, the relationship between power and knowledge production, the problematic history and orientation of social work, and how a Global South philosophy of collectivism could…