Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline? Why we should be concerned for deprived areas.

By Breannon Babbel Findings from a recent British Medical Association (BMA) poll [1] have alarm bells ringing for general practice as a whole in the UK, and particularly for general practice in deprived areas. While the poll of 15,560 GPs doesn’t warn of a mass exodus out of general practice, it does indicate that over…

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, on the financial crisis in Europe

Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic,…

In or out? The European Union in the parties’ manifestos

By Dr Marco Goldoni, Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Glasgow As it was predictable, most of the electoral campaign and the parties’ manifestos have focussed on one EU-related topic: the in/out referendum. This is not to say that other topics were completely absent, but one would have expected a wider debate, for…

Thursday Video Election Special – Gender and the 2015 General Election Podcast

This is the last Friday before what is sure to be an historic UK General Election on 7 May 2015. To celebrate, Policy Scotland are replacing this week’s Friday Video with a special podcast from our interns, Sarah Hamlin and Amy Watson. In this podcast, Sarah and Amy have a look at issues relating to…

Thursday Video: Breannon Babbel – The role of GPs in Health Inequality

This week’s Policy Scotland Friday Video features Breannon Babbel, Urban Studies researcher at the University of Glasgow. Breannon talks to us about her research and fieldwork with General Practitioners in deprived areas of Glasgow, and how their experiences can help shape policies that address health inequality across Scotland and the UK.