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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

Keeping the right side of Mill

Description
Questions of smoking regulations are currently in the news offering an opportunity to revisit Mill's famous dictum which, to paraphrase, allows restrictions on personal liberty only in order to prevent harm to others.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Change Day - our pledge

Description
Surely if there is one thing we should commit to changing on NHS Change day, it is the way we support NHS staff?
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commissioning for healthy ageing

Description
The Birmingham Policy Commissions are providing a way for the University's academics to link with leading figures in the public, private and third sectors in a bid to 'generate new thinking' on key contemporary policy issues.
Date:
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'The earlier the better campaign' - mixed messages from the NHS?

Description
We are now into the fourth week of the NHS England campaign – 'the earlier the better' designed to encourage the over 60s to seek help early over the winter period in order to tackle the rising number of older and frail people who are admitted to hospital because of respiratory or other chronic conditions.
Date:
Wednesday 12th February 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Commissioning for mental wellbeing seminar

Description
You are invited to a seminar on Wednesday 19 March 2014. Drawing on work undertaken by Professor Chris Heginbotham and Dr Karen Newbigging, the seminar provides an opportunity for commissioners and their partners to identify what they can do to translate current aspirations of public mental health into tangible commissioning strategies.
Date:
Monday 10th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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