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Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

Description
A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to reduce delays in discharges, the NAO reports that the number of delays has risen by a third in the past two years equating to more than 1.1 million days.
Date:
Friday 29th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What clinicians need to know about cancer survivors' approaches to self-management

Description
With more people surviving cancer than ever before we need to focus on how to support cancer survivors to live well post-cancer. For some cancer survivors, the chronic nature of some of the side-effects from cancer and its treatment can be debilitating and exhausting, resulting in assaults to their physical, psychological and emotional health and wellbeing.
Date:
Monday 25th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Junior doctor contract dispute: nearing the end?

Description
Professor Mark Exworthy from the Health Services Management Centre, considers prospects for cordial relations between doctors and the government.
Date:
Thursday 21st July 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Aftershocks: Brexit, partnership and health

Description
As a Director working in Europe but no longer living in it, my first experience of post-Brexit life was to meet a few shell shocked colleagues on the 6.50am train out of St Pancras and to be greeted with condolences at my first meetings in Brussels.
Date:
Monday 18th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Evaluating integration: Unlocking the mysteries

Description
Whilst integrated care is a priority of health and care systems across the UK and indeed internationally, our understanding of how to best achieve integrated care in different contexts and for particular populations is far from perfect.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC recently published books

Description
HSMC staff have been busy writing over the past year and the fruits of their labour are seen in the recent publication of a raft of new books which cover a broad range of topics and which reflect our academics' different knowledge, interests and experience.
Date:
Monday 4th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Weak Ties, Spanners and Babel Fish: The essential ingredients of system leadership

Description
How many ties, spanners and babel fish does it take to change a system? No. it's not a joke but a real question, about how we develop system leadership.
Date:
Monday 4th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Making change happen for mental health

Description
Mental health continues to be in the headlines. To support the agenda for better mental health, HSMC in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and NHS Benchmarking have been running a series of masterclasses for mental health commissioners and their partners.
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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