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

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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

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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

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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

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The future of social care funding – Professor Jon Glasby speaks to BBC Breakfast

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Following his article in the British Medical Journal on the current funding crisis in social care, Professor Jon Glasby this morning spoke to BBC Breakfast on the same topic.
Date:
Thursday 15th December 2016

How can we fund social care now and in the future?

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Professor Jon Glasby has recently published an article in the British Medical Journal entitled 'After "the end of local government as we know it," what next for social care?'
Date:
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Who knows best? Older people's experience of emergency hospital admission

Description
Whenever there is significant pressure in acute care, a common response is for us to question whether all the people (often frail older people) who are currently in hospital really need to be there in the first place – or whether they could have been cared for in alternative settings had such services been available at the point of admission.
Date:
Monday 12th December 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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