THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: VheP SPECIAL ISSUES
“When trouble is sensed well in advance it can easily be remedied; if you wait for it to show itself any medicine will be too late because the disease will have become incurable. As the doctors say of a wasting disease, to start with it is easy to cure but difficult to diagnose;after a time, unless it has been diagnosed and treated at the outset, it becomes easy to diagnose but difficult to cure. So it is in politics.” - Niccolò Machiavelli (The Prince)
THE SPECIAL ISSUES
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
Health Policy and Technology (HPT) is the official journal of the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine (FPM), a cross-disciplinary journal, which focuses on past, present and future health policy and the role of technology in clinical and non-clinical national and international health environments. The aim of HPT is to publish relevant, timely and accessible articles and commentaries to support policy-makers, health professionals, health technology providers, patient groups and academia interested in health policy and technology.
STUDY WITH VheP
The Value in Health Economics and Policy (VheP) group played a large role in making this special issue possible. In collaboration with the University of Newcastle, Australia, many members of VheP have been instrumental in the design of a new suite of courses in health economics, management and policy.
If you or someone you know might be interested in learning more about the issues raised by the Special Issue papers, please consider our programs:
These programs have been developed in response to the increasingly difficult global challenges arising within the healthcare sector, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. By developing your leadership and management skills and your understanding of the economics and governance of health policies, you will be equipped to respond to these challenges in innovative ways. These programs will foster new skills for those already employed within the sector, as well as adding value to future employees yet to enter the sector.
In keeping with the times, these programs are also available through Remote Online Learning Pathways