I recently wrote about the problems of silo-based health publishing, suggesting there is a niche for an across-sector publication that doesn’t cater for the interests of any one group of health professionals. That way we might be able to move beyond interest-based analysis and reportage to health-based coverage. At least, that’s the theory.
It turns out that Philip Davies, Professor of Health Systems & Policy at the University of Queensland, has also been contemplating such things recently.
He says the Health Service Journal in the UK is “essential reading” there and offers a good model. “I don’t think they have a presence in Australia but I’m sure there’d be a market for a similar publication in Aus/NZ,” he says.
So there you go – are there any publishers out there that might be interested?
I think there could be a better name though, one that moves beyond health services, to include public and population health as well. To get everyone talking together. On the same page, so to speak…