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Medicine, Markets and Morals Network

About the network

Medicine, markets and morals (MMM) is a multi-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation and funding, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), led by Dr Lucy Frith (Liverpool) and Professor Cam Donaldson (Glasgow Caledonian University).

The debate over health care funding in England is changing and the founding principles of the NHS (a free at the point of delivery, universal health service for all provided out of taxation) are being questioned. Health care funding is an issue that crosses disciplinary boundaries and this network will bring together philosophy, ethics and health care economics to explore this area.

The network will explore two main areas:

  1. Theoretical debates over resource allocation and priority setting in health and social care. With the increasing globalisation of health care these issues cut across national boundaries and this network will locate these debates in a wider global context.
  2. How the commissioning of services should be carried out in this new health care landscape ethically (fairly and equitably) within the given financial and policy constraints.

For more details see MMM Overview

Timetable of activities

The network started in June 2015.  The meetings took place across the UK:

October 2015 – Birmingham - View presentations
February – 2016 – Glasgow - Details
May – 2016 – London - Book Now