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Inspiring Healthcare: Doc Ready

Sarah Wilson
Friday, 21 February 2014 - 4:20pm

Creating easier access into mental health services. 

For many young people, the stigma around mental illness can be a significant barrier to asking for help. Uncertainty, fear of judgement, and lack of information can mean talking to a doctor about mental health is a daunting prospect.

Doc Ready is a digital tool that aims to help young people to prepare and make the most out of mental health related GP visits. It equips young people with information about what to...

Inspiring Healthcare: Find & Treat Van

Sarah Wilson
Friday, 21 February 2014 - 4:19pm

Improving access into care for hard-to-reach communities 

Did you know that London is now the Tuberculosis capital of Europe? That’s right, England now has more cases of TB annually than the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece and Norway combined, with more than 9000 cases reported every year, and 40% occuring in London.

In the past, tuberculosis affected the general population, but most cases now occur in high risk groups. In particular, TB is associated with socially excluded and vulnerable groups such as homeless people, drug users and prisoners....

Is Social Design Just a Fad? Reviewing Geoff Mulgan's "DESIGN IN PUBLIC AND SOCIAL INNOVATION WHAT WORKS AND WHAT COULD WORK BETTER"

Aviv Katz
Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 11:29am

Nesta's Geoff Mulgan has cast his critical gaze on the emergent practice of social design in this pamphlet. In it, Geoff eloquetly and acurately defines the boundaries within which designers and design practices are operating these days. These include a range of public services,...