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Latest news from the Institute of Applied Social Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing Research Group and the cross-cutting Participatory Research Theme.

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HSMC to support States of Jersey with mental health services review

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HSMC is pleased to announce that Dr Mervyn Conroy and Robin Miller will be working in partnership with Contact Consulting on a project commissioned by Health and Social Services Department of the States of Jersey to consider the future of mental health services on the island.
Date:
Thursday 21st August 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What does the future hold for the NHS?

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The following articles in the recently published publication reflect the broad range of interests held by HSMC colleagues, but all consider the future challenges and opportunities for the NHS, and interpret leadership in a range of contexts.
Date:
Monday 21st July 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate

Description
To coincide with the publication of the latest HSMC newsletter the editors Iestyn Williams and Jenny Harlock reflect on how the NHS is coping with the challenges brought by austerity.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?

Description
Few GPs get excited by seeing known alcoholics walk into their surgery; they are the classic 'heartsink' patients, with a host of problems, often insoluble.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International Nurses' Day

Description
Recently it was International Nurses' day - a day when nurses across the world celebrate and reflect on nursing through a variety of ways. I wanted to add my reflections to this, in part generated from a small comment made by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his inaugural speech last month (link below). He mentioned the need for "more professional authority for nurses and midwives" – but does this matter?
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sandwell Public Health - My life course

Description
John Middleton, the longest serving Director of Public Health until his retirement earlier this year, reflects on his career.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Chronic disease and integrated care

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HSMC's Jon Glasby is the theme lead for chronic disease and integrated care for the West Midlands CLAHRC, a five-year multi-million pound programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and matched with funds provided by local health and social services.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Saving humans: the future of health and social care

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In four new blogs Jon Glasby discusses aspects of the future of health and social care.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on

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There are over two million members of NHS Foundation Trusts. They ought to be a bedrock on which a participatory NHS can be built – after all medical professionals are expert on medical treatment, but patients are expert on what care and dignity feels like when receiving that treatment.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Taxing times for the NHS

Description
On his first day as Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens stated that the National Health Service was facing its biggest challenge to date because of the most sustained 'budget crunch in its 66-year history'. He argued it was time to 'chart a new course' in order to face the really big challenges – dementia, obesity, inequalities, mental health and wellbeing, personalisation, prevention and empowerment. Only by 'radically transforming services' would the NHS continue to thrive.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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