HSMC is one of the leading centres specialising in policy, development, education and research in health and social care services in the UK. HSMC's prime purpose is to strengthen the management and leadership of these services and to promote improved health and wellbeing."
- There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
- The Secretary of State for Health has caused quite a stir. Jeremy Hunt's speech last Thursday has created waves of reaction (and not just from the medical profession).
- A recent article by Ross Millar, Tim Freeman, and Russell Mannion looks to offer a critical reflection on the current relationship between hospital boards and patient safety.
- At a roundtable event, organised by the Guardian and sponsored by workforce development organisation Skills for Care, social care professionals discussed how best to secure the strong leadership social care will require as it faces these challenges.
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