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Getting Hospital Boards on Board with Patient Safety

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Recent high-profile reports and inquiries into serious failings in care raise concerns over the ability of trust boards to discharge these duties effectively. Against this background, a new report provides empirical evidence on the associations between board governance, patient safety processes and patient-centred outcomes.
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20/04/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2016

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Professor Martin Freer named in The Birmingham Post's Power 250 and more...
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20/04/2016

Overhauling the NHS Complaints System - Reducing Complexity to Improve Patient Experience and Safety

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Senior Fellow and HSMC's Director of Policy, Hilary Brown is chairing a symposium which will provide healthcare professionals and patient representatives the opportunity to examine the current complaints system and discuss ways it can be improved in order to enhance both service delivery and the quality of care.
Date:
19/04/2016

Birmingham and Illinois recruiting top researchers to tackle global challenges

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are jointly recruiting top postdoctoral researchers in areas of common interest that also address major global challenges.
Date:
14/04/2016

Social Policy gives keynote address at NIHR School of Social Care Research Annual Conference

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Birmingham's School of Social Policy gave the closing keynote address to this year's NIHR School of Social Care Research annual conference.
Date:
13/04/2016

What was the impact of the Coalition Government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?

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Professor Martin Powell is due to speak at an event entitled 'What was the impact of the Coalition government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?' at the London School of Economics on 27 April.
Date:
13/04/2016

A silver medal for Harold?

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Robert Page, Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy in the School of Social Policy, has written a chapter on social policy for a new book edited by Andrew Crines and Kevin Hickson entitled Harold Wilson – The Unprincipled Prime Minister? – Reappraising Harold Wilson.
Date:
13/04/2016

Pakistan bombing: what is Jamaat ul-Ahrar?

Pakistan bombing: what is Jamaat ul-Ahrar?
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Written by Talat Farooq, Honorary Research Fellow. Lahore's Easter Sunday suicide attack is the latest chapter in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's campaign against the Pakistani government – and people.
Date:
12/04/2016

Will the Government's EU leaflet work?

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The Government yesterday (11th April 2016) sent out leaflets to households around the UK giving their reasons for staying in the EU, at a reported cost of £9 million. But are mail shots actually worth doing?
Date:
12/04/2016
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