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Phronesis and the Medical Community

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Dr Mervyn Conroy discusses the Phronesis and the Medical Community project which will explore the ethical dimension of good decision making in the context of medical leadership in order to improve patient care and experience.
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The power of the professions: do general practice and adult social work teams hold the key to sustainable integrated care?

Description
HSMC has been leading work in the west midlands to facilitate better working between general practice and adult social care funded by the West Midlands AHSN. Robin Miller, Senior Fellow has published a blog reflecting on the learning to date and suggests cautious grounds for optimism.
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2015

Commissioning for Better Outcomes: A Route Map

Description
A prototype framework of standards to support commissioners of adult social care assess the quality of their commissioning has been tested through a peer challenge process in three local authority pilot sites (Haringey, Nottinghamshire and Solihull).
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2015

Social care micro-enterprises more effective than larger providers, says report

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'Smaller is better' when it comes to providing social care, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 1st July 2015

Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

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A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
Wednesday 24th June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Russell Mannion is presenting a keynote presentation on Hospital Board Governance of Patient Safety at an international health conference

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Professor Russell Mannion is a keynote speaker at an international conference hosted by St Hugh's College, Oxford
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

Description
Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
Tuesday 16th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter December 2014