Topic - 'Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) Research, Evaluations and Findings, and 'How To.'' Presentation Slides, Panel of the Legal Education Foundation UK & Allen & Overy, 12 September 2016, London, UK

17 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2016

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Liz Curran

Nottingham Trent University; ANU College of Law

Date Written: September 12, 2016

Abstract

There is a growing evidence base demonstrating positive outcomes from the provision of legal advice in healthcare settings. In the US and Australia there are national centres that promote and co-ordinate this work, where they are respectively known as medical-legal partnerships and health justice partnerships. There are also multiple examples of good practice in the UK, captured by reports such as the Low Commission’s 2015 paper The Role of Advice Services in Health Outcomes. The Legal Education Foundation is keen to see the expansion of partnerships between health funders and providers and social welfare legal advice. There have been discussions about how to convert the isolated good practice into a more cohesive national system of health justice partnerships.

This event was a workshop, which heard from Dr Liz Curran, a leading academic in this field who has been involved in Health Justice Partnerships in Australia and Steven Schulman, a partner at Akin Gump who has worked on Medical-Legal Partnerships in the US. Professor Dame Hazel Genn with a UK perspective as a leading authority on access to civil and administrative justice and her work to develop a pioneering student law clinic based at the Guttman Health and Well-being Centre in east London. The workshop was designed to be participatory so as to hear about UK-based examples of best practice and to explore how best to build upon the work going on in the UK.

Keywords: Health Justice Partnerships, Medical Legal Partnership, Access to Justice, Effective Service Delivery, Measuring Social Determinants of Health

Suggested Citation

Curran, Elizabeth, Topic - 'Health Justice Partnerships (HJP) Research, Evaluations and Findings, and 'How To.'' Presentation Slides, Panel of the Legal Education Foundation UK & Allen & Overy, 12 September 2016, London, UK (September 12, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2841394 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2841394

Elizabeth Curran (Contact Author)

Nottingham Trent University ( email )

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United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/law/liz-curran

ANU College of Law ( email )

Melbourne based
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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