Adapting the health and welfare system to a context of rapid change.

Lead Research Organisation: Institute of Development Studies
Department Name: Research Department

Abstract

The proposal is to establish a partnership between the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Science and the Institute of Development Studies to explore the changing relationships between government and providers of health and welfare services in China and in other countries experiencing rapid and interconnected economic, social and demographic change.

The project will support visits of British researchers to Chinese cities that are experimenting with health and welfare system reforms and participate in workshops with Chinese researchers and policy-makers to discuss lessons emerging from the Chinese experience and from the experiences of other countries. It will also support visits of Chinese researchers to the UK to collaborate with British researchers, learn lessons from the experiences of the British health and welfare system and develop collaborative links with researchers from other rapidly developing middle-income countries.

It will also support the participation of Chinese researchers in meetings with policy analysts from other countries experiencing rapid economic, social and demographic change. The main outputs will be publications in academic journals, policy briefs for decision-makers and the development of a programme of research and mutual learning on adapting health and welfare services to contexts of rapid change. The outputs of this project and the subsequent research programme will enable policy makers and policy analysts in low and middle-income countries to draw on lessons from the experiences of China and other rapidly developing countries as they address similar challenges in their health and welfare sectors.

Planned Impact

The purpose of this partnership is to encourage mutual learning between policy makers and researchers on the changing role of government in the health and welfare sectors in contexts of rapid economic and social change. Key target audiences are outlined below:

Chinese policy makers at city and national level
The Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Science (IoS) is working with the governments of several cities to test experimental approaches for providing access to basic health and welfare services. These experiments are in specific localities within the cities. The city governments have the capacity to take lessons from successful experiments to scale.

The National Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Health and Family Planning Commission are responsible for national health and welfare policies. They draw on the findings from this kind of experimental intervention in developing implementation guidelines. The members of the IoS team write regular reports to these Ministries. Also, some of them sit on a national advisory body on ageing.

The UK Department of Health and the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission have agreed to collaborate on a number of issues, including strategies for addressing the problems of an ageing population. They meet regularly to review progress. This project will support this collaboration.

Chinese researchers on health, welfare and urban sustainability
There is a substantial multi-disciplinary community of Chinese researchers working on the reform of the health and welfare sectors in a context of rapid urbanisation. The partnership will organise two workshops in Beijing for the local research and policy community. The aim is to stimulate new ways of thinking about ways to address the emerging challenges with health, welfare and sustainability. One purpose of the workshops will be to encourage the production and publication of papers to be published in both Chinese and international journals. We will reach the national research community through these papers.

Policy-makers and policy analysts in other rapidly growing middle-income countries
There is a growing interest amongst policy analysts and policy makers in the rapidly growing middle-income countries, including China, in the lessons from the experiences of other countries facing similar challenges in meeting health and welfare needs in contexts of urbanisation and rapid economic, social and demographic change. However, there are few forums for this kind of mutual learning. We will engage this community by providing opportunities for individual researchers to establish collaborative links and through the regional hubs of the STEPS Centre and the network of policy analysts to which the IDS Centre of the Rising Powers in Global Development is linked. We will produce a policy brief aimed at this target audience and will also reach them through academic publications.

Global policy-makers and researchers
We will organise a panel discussion at the conference on States and Markets in Development, planned for IDS's 50th anniversary celebrations in the summer of 2016 as a contribution to international debates on the changing role of government in health and welfare systems. The partnership will also seek out external opportunities such as the annual BRICS summit and the implementation phase in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda to engage around their research findings. We will also publish journal articles and/or a book internationally.

Publications

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Description We have analysed the ways that Chinese local governments experiment with alternative approaches to the adaptation to rapid change, focusing on the ageing of the population. We have also developed an approach to support mutual learning on the management of change in health and welfare systems between China, the UK and low and middle-income countries. We have developed our work in two directions.

We have looked at how learning processes are used to support change management during China's rapid reforms within the Chinese system, including by government, research institutes, think tanks, and universities, and how new methods are being used to improve the capacity for learning and the effectiveness of policy development. We found that each of the partner cities had developed a number of innovative approaches for meeting the health and welfare needs of a rapidly ageing population. These involved new kinds of partnership with a variety of non-government organisations and innovative use of information technology. The role of the Institute of Sociology of CASS was to facilitate learning between cities about what works and why. This involved production of reports on potentially important innovations and the creation of opportunities for mutual learning between city governments.

We have extended this investigation to the ways in which China and Chinese agencies are engaging in global health, the challenges of Chinese agencies working overseas and adapting China's domestic experience. We have focused on the ways in which approaches to experimentation and learning that have historically been used domestically are now being used in China's overseas development work, and how these can support better engagement and the development of partnerships for global development and health.
Exploitation Route We are exploring the possibility of applying to the Prosperity Fund to support future exchanges for mutual learning between cities and research organisations in China and the UK.

The findings regarding learning processes and change management have been used by the project members in consultations with multi-lateral and bilateral development agencies including WHO, UNICEF, DFID and JICA and are influencing the ways in which China's global health engagement is being managed, and ways in which development agencies work with Chinese partner agencies to support their global engagement.

We produced a briefing note on mutual learning between Chinese and African Cities on the management of rapid urbanisation for the Executive Vice President of China's Centre for International Knowledge on Development. This is contributing to its planning.

We secured funding for a rapid study of China's engagement in the African Centre for Disease Control and we are developing a proposal for a substantial study of China's engagement in health and health systems in Africa.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare

 
Description IDS and CASS organised a meeting hosted by the Brighton and Hove City Council with participants from the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, Tunstall, a large private digital health company, two officials from the Chinese National Health and Family Planning Commission and two people from a Chinese social enterprise to explore areas of mutual learning on adapting urban health and welfare services to an ageing population. The decision was made to pursue funding to support future exchanges for mutual learning. Fang Lijie, of CASS, participated in a conference at the IDS on Accountability for Health Equity. She presented lessons from the work with the network of cities. This created an opportunity for mutual learning with civil society groups and researchers from a number of countries in low and middle-income countries. As a result of this consultation, Gong Sen, Executive Vice President of China's Centre for International Knowledge on Development requested the IDS to prepare a concept note on an approach to mutual learning between cities in China and Africa. IDS staff involved in the project have given multiple presentations to representatives of UK government departments and multilateral institutions regarding China's global health engagement, with a focus on rapid experimentation and learning. These presentations have resulted in requests for publications from the project, and for follow-up discussions and consultations on China's approaches to managing change in the area of health / social services in international perspective. We were invited by the Chinese National Health Commission to organise a course on global health. Gerald Bloom was invited to be a member of a joint advisory group on UK-China AMR Research and Innovation Collaboration. During 2019 the two PIs, Wang Chenguang and Gerald Bloom participated in a major evaluation of ten years of health reform in China undertaken by the Government of China, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank. Professor Wang led a team that analysed the governance of the implementation of health reforms, focusing on the roles of central and local governments and of cross-sectoral leadership of change. Professor Bloom, provided support to the study of the reform of the organisation of health service provision and co-authored a background paper on international experience. Although the primary audience of the final report will be in China, a secondary objective is to support a process of mutual learning between China and low and middle-income countries, which are also implementing health sector changes. There is a growing interest in China and in the international community in ways to facilitate mutual learning on health system strengthening between China and other countries. Lewis Husain has been providing technical support to the Beijing Office of the WHO to develop a programme of work on this topic. It has the potential for substantial impact on future development of health systems in many DAC list countries. There is growing interest in China in the potential role of digital health in the development of the health sector. While in China, Gerald Bloom was asked by the WHO Country Representative to read and comment on a background paper being produced on digital health in China. These comments have been taken into account in drafting the recommendations of the evaluation described above. China's digital health companies are likely to become increasingly active internationally so that any government policies or regulations that result will have global significance.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Gerald Bloom was a member of the Joint Advisory Panel on UK - China AMR Research and Innovation Collaboration
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The panel advised on the creation of programme of joint UK-China financed collaboration in the development of innovative approaches for addressing the challenge of AMR
 
Description Gerald Bloom was invited by Gong Sen of the Development Research Center of the State Council of China to discuss implications of research findings
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Organisation of a course on Global Health for Chinese Government Officials
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Production of a report on an evaluation of the Global Health Support Project
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the PS for UHC
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/public-consultation-on-the-draft-who-roadmap-engaging-...
 
Description briefing note to Executive VP of the Chinese Centre for International Knowledge on Development on China-Africa Collaboration on mutual learning on the management of rapid urbanisation
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description CHNUK: Integrated platforms from science to policy in response to antibacterial resistance
Amount £1,999,214 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S014934/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2021
 
Description GCRF One Health Poultry Hub
Amount £18,152,563 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S011269/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 05/2024
 
Description Small research grant
Amount £49,185 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description Strengthening China-UK Global Development Knowledge, Co-operation and Effectiveness A Research and Learning Platform for China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) Phase II
Amount £645,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Department for International Development 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 03/2022
 
Description BRI Thinktank network 
Organisation China National Health Development Research Center
Country China 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Preliminary discussions about establishment of a network of thinktanks on global health and the Belt and Road Initiative
Collaborator Contribution Leading the establishment o the think tank network
Impact - presentation to workshop held at the IDS in July 2017
Start Year 2017
 
Description Belt and Road Initiative and global health 
Organisation Chatham House
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution no longer active
Collaborator Contribution The plans did not move forward because of changes in the policy of the Chinese Government
Impact proposal for a workshop
Start Year 2018
 
Description Belt and Road Initiative and global health 
Organisation The Lancet
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution no longer active
Collaborator Contribution The plans did not move forward because of changes in the policy of the Chinese Government
Impact proposal for a workshop
Start Year 2018
 
Description Belt and Road Initiative and global health 
Organisation University of Hong Kong
Department School of Public Health and Department of Community Medicine
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution no longer active
Collaborator Contribution The plans did not move forward because of changes in the policy of the Chinese Government
Impact proposal for a workshop
Start Year 2018
 
Description China UK Integrated platforms from science to policy in response to antimicrobial resistance 
Organisation Peking University
Department School of Public Health
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The IDS has contributed to the development of a proposal for a collaborative study of the policy context in China and the UK for investment in the discovery of new antimicrobial drugs. This work will be undertaken as part of a newly launched hub on China-UK Integrated platforms from science to policy in response to antibacterial resistance supported by the Newton Fund.
Collaborator Contribution Peking University contributed to the development of the research proposal
Impact The MRC has awarded a grant and work has just begun.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Evidence for effective management of the adaptation of city health and welfare services to the needs of an ageing population in China and the UK 
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Department Winter Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2016 we organised visits by young Chinese researchers to the NHS Brighton Clinical Commissioning Group to explore areas for mutual learning with Chinese cities. They provided feedback to the CCG and their Chinese partners. We organised a visit to the Brighton and Hove City Council by a senior academic at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to learn about governance arrangements in UK city governments. He reached agreement with the Chief Executive Officer to bring officials from two Chinese cities to Brighton to facilitate mutual learning between the three cities. In 2017 we organised a one-day workshop on Evidence for effective management of the adaptation of city health and welfare services to the needs of an ageing population in China and the UK.
Collaborator Contribution The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences sent its researchers to the UK to help develop this collaboration and they organised the involvement of the National Health and Family Department and a social enterprise in the 2018 workshop.
Impact We have agreed to seek funding for future collaboration
Start Year 2016
 
Description Evidence for effective management of the adaptation of city health and welfare services to the needs of an ageing population in China and the UK 
Organisation NHS Brighton and Hove CCG
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution In 2016 we organised visits by young Chinese researchers to the NHS Brighton Clinical Commissioning Group to explore areas for mutual learning with Chinese cities. They provided feedback to the CCG and their Chinese partners. We organised a visit to the Brighton and Hove City Council by a senior academic at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to learn about governance arrangements in UK city governments. He reached agreement with the Chief Executive Officer to bring officials from two Chinese cities to Brighton to facilitate mutual learning between the three cities. In 2017 we organised a one-day workshop on Evidence for effective management of the adaptation of city health and welfare services to the needs of an ageing population in China and the UK.
Collaborator Contribution The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences sent its researchers to the UK to help develop this collaboration and they organised the involvement of the National Health and Family Department and a social enterprise in the 2018 workshop.
Impact We have agreed to seek funding for future collaboration
Start Year 2016
 
Description Research and Learning Platform for China International Development Research Network (CIDRN) 
Organisation China Agricultural University (CAU)
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We prepared a successful bid for funding by DFID and are focusing on building a network of partners in the UK and Europe to collaborate with a network of partners in China.
Collaborator Contribution The China Agricultural University is coordinating a network of partners in China with the aim of building China-UK joint research on areas of mutual interest.
Impact This is a multi-disciplinary partnership which includes several social sciences in addition to agricultural science, public health and public administration.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Accountability for Health Equity workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In July 2017, Unequal Voices - in partnership with the Future Health Systems research programme consortium, the Open Society Foundation, and the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative - organised an event held at the Institute of Development Studies entitled 'Unpicking Power and Politics for Transformative Change: Towards Accountability for Health Equity'. IDS, Cebrap and N'weti helped shape this meeting which brought together 90 key researchers, practitioners, advocates, opinion formers and policy influencers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the UK and the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BLOG Post by Lewis Husain entitled: How China's social care providers are experimenting to meet the changing needs of citizens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BLOG post following a secondment by researchers from the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences to the Brighton and Hove NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. This provided a starting point to an agreed collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://steps-centre.org/blog/how-chinas-social-care-providers-are-experimenting-to-meet-the-changing...
 
Description Blog post by Fang Lijie 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog by Fang Lijie entitled: Comment on the Health Reform in Yu Qing for the State Council's Office of Health Care Reform..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cn-healthcare.com/article/20170301/content-490035.html?appfrom=jkj&from=singlemessage&isa...
 
Description Blog post on China's changing global health engagement in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog discussed China's changing global health engagement in the context of changing geopolitical and economic engagement, with specific reference to the Belt and Road High-Level Meeting for Health Cooperation (Beijing, 2017), and the Beijing Communiqué.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.futurehealthsystems.org/blog/2017/9/22/how-will-chinas-belt-and-road-shape-global-health...
 
Description Blog post on China's changing global health engagement, and approaches to learning for the management of rapid change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The blog summarised several main arguments from papers by the authors regarding China's changing global health engagement, and approaches to learning for the management of rapid change for a wide audience and linked to the papers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.futurehealthsystems.org/blog/2018/11/26/we-shall-experiment-but-how-shall-we-learn-next-...
 
Description Consultation about potential contribution of social science to the response to COVID-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gerald Bloom participated in a consultative meeting organised at the Wellcome Foundation on the potential contribution of social science to preparedness and response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion of China's changing global health engagement with senior WHO official 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Constructive discussion of China's changing global health engagement, and significance of international agencies partnering with China in this process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lecture to Chinese government officials on approaches to change management in the health system, approaches to rapid learning, and the significance of this as China's role in global health and health assistance increases 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Lecture to officials from the Chinese health ministry, in the UK to study global health leadership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting of WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gerald Bloom was invited to be a member of a WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage. It organised two two-day meetings in Geneva and has supported the production of a draft WHO road map. This work has drawn on the findings of several project on: (i) engaging with health markets in low and middle-income countries and stimulating technology innovation, (ii) ICT innovation and health system development, (iii) accountability and unequal voices and (iv) management of health system adaptation to changing contexts in China. The work of the WHO is particularly influential in ODA-eligible countries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting of think tanks working on universal health coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The JICA Research institute invited Gerald Bloom to participate in a workshop to develop a policy brief on universal health coverage as part of the T20 leading up to the meeting of the G20 in Osaka
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Online interview with CASS researchers: Health & social care in the UK: lessons for China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Video interview with Wang Jing and Liang Chen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences regarding findings and reflections from a UK visit and interviews with a range of Brighton City health and social care-related agencies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q9l7Zqk9vQ
 
Description Participation in roundtable discussion on innovation for universal health coverage at a side meeting at the World Health Assembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was one of a series of activities about innovation for universal health coverage and was aimed at briefing participants at the World Health Assembly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation by Fang Lijie to a conference in Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Fang Lijie entitled: New Direction in Social Policy of China:the Interaction between Social Services and Social Organizations to conference on New Directions of China's Social Policy at CASS, Beijing, May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation by Lewis Husain of paper entitled: Blurred lines - public and private in China's changing social policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Blurred lines - public and private in China's changing social policy" by Lewis Husain to a conference entitled States, Markets and Society: IDS 50th Anniversary Conference in Brighton, July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ids.ac.uk/50conference
 
Description Presentation to Cross Whitehall meeting on Chinese engagement in global health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of a briefing paper to people from several UK Ministries with an interest in Chinese engagement in global health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to IDS Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentaton by Wang Jing entitled: Motivate Primary Health Reform with Award and Punishment---Primary Health Reform in County Government to a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to JICA about China's growing engagement in global health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gerald Bloom was invited to make a presentation to officials of JICA about China's growing engagement in global health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to a post-graduate seminar at the IDS (Brighton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by Liang Chen entitled: Autonomy Gaining from the Gaps:A Case Study of Community Based Social Organisation in Taicang to a seminar at the Institute of Development Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to an audience of researchers and development professionals on China's approaches to change management in the health system, approaches to rapid learning, and the significance of this as China's role in global health and health assistance increases 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and debate at the Centre for Development Impact, discussing the findings of our work on processes of experimentation and rapid learning in China's health sector reform and the challenges for effective overseas engagement by Chinese agencies, and the need for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to multiple Chinese and international agencies on China's global health role and health assistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at a national conference to an audience of Chinese researchers, practitioners, policy makers, as well as some DFID representatives regarding China's changing role in global health and cooperation with China as an emerging provider of assistance. Sparked requests for further information, cooperation and contribution to a journal special issue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to multiple agencies on China's global health role 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in Beijing to a range of UN and other organisations, including influential Chinese research organisations / think tanks on China's changing role in global health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Second presentation to Cross Whitehall meeting on Chinese engagement in global health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Second presentation to Cross Whitehall meeting on Chinese engagement in global health, and discussion of strategies for cooperation on global health, and development of capacity to support this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Technical Support to an Evaluation of Ten Years of China's Health Reform 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gerald Bloom and Wang Chenguang provided technical inputs to a major evaluation of ten years of China's health reform undertaken by the Government of China, the World Health Organization and the World Bank. A draft report is under review. The current plan is to publish the report for wide distribution in China and internationally. Gerald Bloom, co-authored a background paper on lessons emerging from international experience, including the increasing importance of digital health services and he helped produce a final draft report. Wang Chenguang led a team that assessed governance arrangements for implementing a major health system change process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Television appearance by Wang Chunguang 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Discussion of the "Solution of all China's economic and livelihood issues" by Wang Chunguang on the television show "Dialogue Xi an"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://qbview.url.cn/getResourceInfo?appid=31&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcitynews.2500city.com%2Fweb%2Fsharene...
 
Description Visit by UK and Chinese researchers to Taicang City Community and Social Organisation Support Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact visit by Chinese and UK researchers to discuss potential mutual learning between the UK and Taicang City about strengthening the role of social organisations in providing health and welfare services to the elderly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit by delegation of Chinese health officials to range of UK agencies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Visit by delegation of Chinese health officials to DFID, Department of Health, Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Wellcome Trust, etc. The visit supported very productive discussions regarding the potential for future collaboration, which have been built on subsequently by both sides.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop for researchers and city officials in Taicang City, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop organised by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences for city officials from three cities to exchange experiences of innovative approaches for addressing health and welfare needs of the elderly. The aims were to sum up lessons from recent experiences. We also discussed whether there was an interest in learning from the British experience and a decision was made to organise a visit to Brighton of city officials from two Chinese citiies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop organised by the Western Pacific Regional Office of the WHO on the Asia Pacific Pathway to Universal Health Coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Gerald Bloom presented a paper entitled Transforming Service Delivery for Universal Health Coverage in Ageing Societies. This was followed by a series of presentations from different countries and a general discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop organised with the Brighton and Hove City Council for mutual learning between Chinese and UK cities on adapting health and welfare systems for an ageing population 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A delegation from China consisting of researchers, officials from the National Health and Family Planning Commission and a social enterprise participated in a one-day meeting with Brighton City Council Officials, officials from the Clinical Commissioning Group of the NHS and university researchers to build mutual learning on adapting urban health and welfare systems for an ageing population. The theme of the workshop was "Evidence for effective management of the adaptation of city health and welfare services to the needs of an ageing population in China and the UK". The participants found it very useful and agreed to seek opportunities for future exchanges. Brighton and Hove City Council issued a press release on the meeting. Lewis Husain briefed the officer responsible for the Prosperity Fund in China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/brighton-hosts-uk-china-health-and-social-car...
 
Description discussant for a seminar presented by Yuen Yuen Ang on complexity and China's management of economic and social change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Stimulate interest in China's management of change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description interview on website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Interview with Wang Jing and Liang Chen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences on Health & social care in the UK: lessons for China on STEPS Centre website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q9l7Zqk9vQ
 
Description meeting with Department of Global Health at China National Health and Development Research Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On September 19, 2019 Gerald Bloom and Lewis Husain met with members of the Department of Global Health of the China National Health and Development Centre to discuss lessons learned about the design of activities for mutual learning between China and other countries on global health.The purpose of the meeting was to enable the participants in the discussion to draw on past experiences in designing a programme of work on this topic in collaboration with the Government. This will influence China's engagement in the health sector of a number of DAC-eligible countries in Africa and Asia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description panel on international influence of Chinese and Brazilian develompent models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participation in a workshop on international influences of the Chinese and Brazilian development models by presenting some lessons from China's engagement in Global Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018