Public health

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SKAPE Covid Roundtable I: Asking questions about lockdowns

We are excited to host this year’s first roundtable discussion. For this panel discussion about the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, we welcome Professor Linda Bauld (University of Edinburgh), Professor Mark Woolhouse (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Yossi Nehushtan (Keele University).

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What is the patient experience?

While a concern with how people experience health and illness has long been a topic of interest in Medical Sociology and Anthropology, the emergence of the patient experience alongside quality and safety as a key measure of healthcare services is a more recent phenomenon. Yet despite its increasing prominence, what counts as a patient experience and indeed how these experiences can and should be counted remains up for debate.