HESG Survey 2018

When Bruce and Paula took over as National Organisers of HESG, they said they would undertake a short online survey to find out what people might like HESG to do in the future. That survey is now live, and we’re really pleased that so many members and non-members have already responded.

You have one week left to share your ideas and have your opinion counted – the survey will close on Friday 26th October. Findings from the survey will be reported to the HESG Members Meeting in York in January 2019.

If you haven’t yet completed the survey, please do so below.

You can check your membership status at https://hesg.org.uk/membership
If you provide your email address, we will only use it to contact you in relation to your survey response.

G. Crescoli

HESG nominee sought for iHEA Board directorship

The International Health Economics Association would like to invite HESG to nominate someone to serve as an Association Nominated Director on the iHEA Board from January 2019.

In considering an appropriate nominee, the core criteria in the iHEA Bylaws are that the nominee should be:

  1. An economist working on health and health care; and
  2. An iHEA member for the last two years

In addition, iHEA are trying to promote a gender balance on the Board, and encourage female participation.

If you would like to be considered as the HESG representative on the iHEA Board, please complete the form available at the link below by October 26th.

https://hesg.org.uk/membership/ihea-association-nominated-director/

If a run off is needed this will take place in due course.

To access this form (and nominate yourself) you’ll have to be an HESG member.  If you have not renewed yet, please click here to do so.

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Important changes to HESG membership

Behind the scenes, the team has been working to consolidate HESG’s finances and streamline membership management. We would therefore like to inform all past, current, and future HESG members of three important changes.

Updated membership renewal period

Previously, HESG membership ran on a fixed academic calendar, with renewals due on October 1st each year. Effective immediately, new memberships will last for one year from the time of purchase. Memberships can be renewed at any time, with any remaining days automatically carried over.

All current memberships (paid under the previous arrangement) are valid until October 1st 2018.

New payment gateway

Previously, payments were processed by the University of Manchester. All membership payments will now be processed through the HESG website using PayPal. You can pay using your PayPal account or by entering your credit or debit card details. Your membership subscription will renew automatically after one year, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. Your data will be handled securely, as outlined in our privacy policy.

Visit the membership page for more details.

Mailing list

HESG will use MailChimp to send out announcements to members and non-members. As a member, you will receive members-only updates. You can join the new mailing list using the form below.



If you have any questions about these changes, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sign-up now for the HESG Mentoring Pilot Programme

We’re pleased to announce that HESG will be running a pilot for a mentoring programme for early and mid-career HESG members. Applications are now open for 6 mentors and 6 mentees to take part in the pilot. The deadline for applications is 30th March 2018.

The scheme will be coordinated by Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards from the Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation (CHEME) at Bangor University. Applications can be submitted via the HESG website.

HESG Mentoring Slides

 

The mentoring process supports and encourages people to manage their own learning, in order to maximise their potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be. The aim of the programme is to help foster a culture of mentorship at health economics research centres across the UK through this pilot voluntary inter-institutional scheme. This scheme is modelled on the Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme (WUMS).

In the first instance we are looking for 6 senior academics (Senior lecturer; Reader; Professor) and 6 early-mid career researchers (e.g. candidates who have almost or recently completed their PhD, or research officers, lecturers etc.). The scheme will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests in health economics methodology and/or an applied area of research. The scheme will particularly support mentees in the smaller or newer research centres, possibly through mentorship by mentors based in the larger or more established centres.

It is proposed that the mentoring arrangement will last for 12 months, with 4 face-to-face or Skype meeting dates (to be arranged by the mentee over that time period).

Visit our dedicated mentorship page for more information.