The health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has suggested that he would have no objection to charging patients who miss appointments with their GP, and that in future patients will be informed how much they have cost the NHS if an appointment is missed. At first glance this may appear a fair enough approach, but we need to examine who is missing appointments and why before coming up with potential solutions.
Jeremy Hunt has his attention on the right issue – the chronic acute loneliness of many elderly people – but he misidentifies who benefits when they are invited to live with other people - writes Kimberley Brownlee from Warwick Law School.
For the first time in France, on Wednesday 24 June 2015, the Court of Appeal in Paris held the French State responsible for police action in carrying out identity checks that were held to be discriminatory and ordered it to pay €1,500 in compensation to five individuals. Professor Jackie Hodgson and Laurène Soubise respond to the ruling.
Dr. Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Leverhulme Trust Fellow, Political and International Studies, University of Warwick discusses the attack on tourists in Tunisia.
The European Councils response to an unprecedented human crisis: the lessons of (non)co-operation Dora Kostakopoulou
Dora Kostakopoulou is a Professor of European Union Law, European Integration and Public Policy at Warwick Law School. She has responded to news that EU leaders have agreed to relocate tens of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece.