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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

Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Description
Faced with an ageing population and a growing number of people with long-term conditions, a common concern for policy makers has been that high levels of emergency hospital admissions concentrate too many resources in expensive, acute care, leaving insufficient funding to invest in community-based alternatives.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC Professor presents latest research at National Patient Safety Seminar held in London

Description
Professor Russell Mannion is presenting the emerging findings from a NIHR project he is leading.
Date:
Wednesday 14th 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

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on

Description
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

Challenges for Simon Stevens

Description
As Simon Stevens starts work as the new Chief Executive of the NHS, the Health Services Management Centre asked people from the health policy community and beyond for a brief summary of his key challenges.
Date:
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Why are we only visible on St Patrick's Day?

Description
St Patricks Day is celebrated by Irish and non-Irish communities across Britain with a confidence and inclusiveness that was unimaginable decades ago.
Date:
Monday 17th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

Description
An article by HSMC's Robin Miller entitled 'Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?' was recently published in 'The Guardian'.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Building better partnerships between academia and the NHS

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham hope the findings of a newly published study will help academics and health care professionals work more closely together in the future.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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