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Integrated care in the four countries of the UK

Description
The Journal of Integrated Care (Editor-in-Chief Professor Jon Glasby)) is presenting a virtual special issue focusing on devolution, showcasing articles which have been hand-picked by the Editor-in-Chief.
Date:
Monday 7th December 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Protecting people in an integrated world

Description
The School of Social Policy's Jon Glasby has been invited to address the WithScotland 2015 conference. Speaking alongside the Scottish Minister for Public Health, Police Scotland and colleagues from Social Work Scotland, Jon explored the evidence base around what works and what doesn't work in inter-agency settings.
Date:
Wednesday 25th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult

Description
When finances get tight, a major irony usually occurs. To make the most of scarce resources, we start to ask ourselves more searching questions about how to make sure that best practice is embedded in everyday practice (if one area can do something really well, then can't the next area?).
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory

Description
As part of the move towards greater integration there has been much interest in the potential of 'outcome-based commissioning'. Outcomes, and the need to focus on these rather than inputs and activities is of course nothing new although often still elusive to achieve in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commissioning for outcomes

Description
Robin Miller, Senior Fellow, has being working with the Forward Carers Consortium and Birmingham City Council to understand their recent experience of developing new arrangement for the commissioning of carers services in the city.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What exactly is the Q....?

Description
Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.
Date:
Monday 16th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What is the crisis in mental health?

Description
Mental health has increasingly been in the news in recent months. This week we hear that Head Teachers are calling 999 to get access to help for pupils experiencing mental distress because of the lack of adequate provision of child and adolescent mental health services.
Date:
Wednesday 11th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Junior Doctor Contracts: The medical profession's fight or flight response

Description
Written by Rakesh Mistry, Final year medical student at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 30th October 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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