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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

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

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

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

World Cancer Day: Waking up to reality

Description
We have become much better at raising awareness, diagnosing and treating cancer and survival has doubled in the last 40 years - all news worth celebrating. But have we become better at helping people through their illness as they deal with the fear, the uncertainty, the pain, the anxiety and the loneliness, not to mention the confusion of treatment options and procedures and the exhaustion of navigating the system?
Date:
Tuesday 4th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

British medical tourists seeking treatment overseas without sufficient information and advice

Description
A team of researchers (including Russell Mannion and Mark Exworthy from HSMC) has found that British people travelling abroad for medical treatment are often unaware of the potential health and financial consequences they could face.
Date:
Monday 3rd February 2014

HSMC seminar for LGBT History month

Description
At this seminar, Sarah Carr will present the findings of a new Health Services Management Centre Policy Paper on the role of small community organisations in supporting seldom heard groups.
Date:
Thursday 23rd January 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Management Training Scheme named as top 10 graduate employer

Description
The NHS graduate management training scheme, jointly awarded by the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) and Manchester Business School (MBS), has once again been recognised as one of the country's most popular graduate training schemes, appearing in the top ten of the latest issue of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
Date:
Monday 20th January 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students
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