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Do you have experience in health and care services improvement? Join the Q network

Description
A community dedicated to connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise are now recruiting new members across the West Midlands.
Date:
Monday 20th March 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Reflections on NHS leadership – a perspective from a recently-retired Chief Executive

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Mary Edwards, former Chief Executive of Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, gives her reflections on NHS leadership.
Date:
Friday 24th February 2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

The holy grail of health and social care integration

Description
Integrated care has long been a government priority, but how easy is it to achieve and what is the main impact of poor integration?
Date:
Thursday 16th February 2017

Launch of Special Australasian Edition of Journal of Integrated Care

Description
Dr Robin Miller from the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham will be delivering a keynote address around international perspectives on integrated care to mark the formal launch of the Journal of Integrated Care's special issue on Integrated Care in Australasia.
Date:
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Delivering the Prime Minister's commitment to mental health and social justice through STPs

Description
Like politicians before her, Theresa May recently announced that mental health will be a priority, referring to "mental illness as a burning injustice". Whilst this focus on mental health and framing in terms of social justice is welcomed by all those who are concerned about the low priority often afforded to mental health, there are questions about whether such warm words will be translated into any real step-change.
Date:
Friday 3rd February 2017

Mental Health Commission's Action Plan launch

Description
The action plan sets out in detail how mental health services provision is set to be improved across the West Midlands Combined Authority, and draws on the evidence from a wide-ranging survey of mental ill health and mental health support provision across the region, which was led by HSMC Senior Lecturer Dr Karen Newbigging in partnership with Michael Parsonage, Chief Economist at the Centre for Mental Health.
Date:
Friday 3rd February 2017

Commissioning Care Act Advocacy: A work in progress

Description
In 2016, the Universities of Birmingham and Central Lancashire were commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence to undertake a rapid appraisal of how advocacy was being commissioned in relation to the Care Act and to identify positive practice.
Date:
Thursday 2nd February 2017

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

Description
A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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