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Charging Patients – managing demand for healthcare visits in Norway

Charging Patients – managing demand for healthcare visits in Norway Date and Venue Tuesday 27 November 2018 Grassmarket Community Project 86 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh EH1 2QA Tor Ingebrigtsen is professor of clinical neuroscience at the University of Tromsø, the Arctic University of Norway and senior adviser to the CEO at the University Hospital of North Norway (UNN) in Tromsø, Norway. Chaired by Lesley Riddoch, writer and broadcaster Spending on health in Scotland is proportionally less than in other European nations, and our NHS is often overwhelmed. Last winter delayed discharge of elderly patients led hospitals to cancel scheduled operations and miss A&E targets. In Norway patients pay to see GPs and need referrals to A&E, and councils, which run hospitals, are charged fo...Read More

Brexit, Norway and the EEA

Brexit, Norway and the EEA ‘Brexit, Scotland & the EEA: The Nordic half-way house option’ Tuesday 20th March 6pm to 8pm Scottish Parliament Sponsored by Ivan McKee MSP  Brexit makes it more likely Scotland will soon be negotiating its own relationship with Europe. But what will that be? Full EU membership or the expensive “halfway house” inhabited by Norway and Iceland? What’s life like in the EEA? Frustrating – since decisions and regulations are made elsewhere. But worthwhile? Christophe Hillion is professor of European Law at the universities of Leiden and Oslo and researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and at the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies. He has advised several European governments on EU legal issues. He discussed...Read More

Climate Change – the View from Norway

Climate Change – the View from Norway – Digital Notes Professor Tore Furevik delivered an interesting and engaging presentation at the recent Nordic Horizons event. Despite a number technical challenges, we have assembled a range of digital artefacts which capture the event. Presentation Here is a copy of his full presentation. You can download here. Vimeo Video Resources We have video footage of the whole event from Democracy TV which you can view below; We also recorded a short interview with Professor Furevik before the event and he outlined the main topics of his presentation. Climate Change – the View from Norway from Nordic Horizons on Vimeo. Soundcloud Podcasts Here are the Soundcloud recordings of both the main presentation and the Q&A session. The challenges ...Read More

People Sized Democracy – the digital notes

This was a very special event for Nordic Horizons. It was the first after the sad death of our great friend and Nordic Horizons champion, Paddy Bort. The night was special and we hope you find the recording of this gathering to be informative and educational. It was.   We have a variety of materials from the event, including a short interview with our main speaker , Frode Lindtvedt. There are his slides and a full recording, in both video and audio, of the whole event. We would encourage you to share these items as widely as possible. Thanks. Download People Sized Democracy – Lessons from Norway – the presentation. Here is the short interview with Frode Lindtvedt. Here is the recording, courtesy of Democracy TV of the whole event. And finally there is an audio recording of...Read More

Takk for Trams

Takk for Trams – Digital Notes Wednesday 15 January 2014 Oslo –public transport Nirvana Hanne Bertnes Norli from Ruter Weds January 15th 2014 Members Restaurant, Scottish Parliament 6-8pm Hosted by Gordon Macdonald MSP Chaired by journalist and NH Director Lesley Riddoch Background Oslo, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a lot in common. The population of the Norwegian capital is 593k, Edinburgh 495k and Glasgow 598k. But Oslo transport leaves its Scottish cousins standing with 6 cross-city tram lines with 99 stops, 6 cross-city underground train lines, 60 bus lines and 6 passenger ferry lines to neighbouring towns and the peninsula of Nesodden. Car transport is not forbidden – there’s an expanding network of inner city tunnels — but it’s taxed. Drivers are charged (roughly £3) every ...Read More

Is the far north safe in Nordic hands? – More details

Is the far north safe in Nordic hands? 13:30 – 14:30, Committee Room 1, FREE. The Arctic region contains a high proportion of the world’s fish stocks, includes important breeding grounds and has huge untapped supplies of oil and gas. The Norwegian government is pledged to exploit natural resources without harming this precious environment. On the 150th anniversary of the birth of explorer Fridtjof Nansen, the Chief Secretary of the Barents Secretariat, Rune Rafaelsen will outline Norway’s ambitious plans for human, natural and safe energy development in the High North, challenged by Anna Kireeva from the environmental group Bellona. The debate will be chaired by Lesley Riddoch, — co-Director of Nordic Horizons. Tickets are free but must be booked. Bookings open in “early July” ...Read More

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