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Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership

Description
In 1987, like generations of NHS graduate management trainees, I made my way to Harrogate for the 2-day assessment centre which determined which bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates were to be admitted to the national scheme. I can still recall how surprised and impressed I was that the final appointments panel was chaired by a woman chief executive, and that she took time during the interview to talk to me about the NHS' opportunities and support for women managers.
Date:
Thursday 11th December 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leading Patient Safety: Berwick, Blades and Birds

Description
Since patient safety was propelled to the top of the NHS agenda with the Berwick and Keogh reviews last year, healthcare organisations have had good reason to re-evaluate how confident they are about the safety of care and treatment experienced by patients.
Date:
Tuesday 9th December 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Clinical leadership: One Man, Two Guvnors

Date:
Thursday 4th December 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leadership in health and care

Description
HSMC publishes its latest Newsletter on the theme of Leadership in health and care.
Date:
Thursday 4th December 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC in Australia: Setting health priorities

Description
Last week was the biennial meeting of the International Society for Priorities in Health Care, and it took place in the glorious setting of the South Wharf of the Yarra river in sunny Melbourne Australia.
Date:
Wednesday 19th November 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Understanding and improving mental health services for young people

Description
With a number of health and social care communities considering whether to develop their child and adolescent mental health services into a more integrated 0-25 pathway, comparative research at the University of Birmingham is exploring how such issues are approached in England, Wales and Scotland and in three Australian states.
Date:
Monday 10th November 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

Description
A new set of standards to help local authorities improve the effectiveness and quality of adult social care commissioning has been launched at the National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference in Manchester.
Date:
Monday 10th November 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New Zealand's 'integrated performance and incentive framework': Will it drive a 'whole of system' approach to health service design?

Description
New Zealand's health system shares many similarities with the NHS. It is largely tax funded, public hospitals predominate and are free of patient charges, while private GPs receive government subsidies with a key difference that there is always a patient co-payment to see a GP.
Date:
Thursday 6th November 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter December 2014