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Public Services Social Value Act: The gap between policy and practice

Description
In January 2013, assessments of the social value of public services became officially enforced via the Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012). For the first time, public sector commissioners are legally required to consider the wider social, economic and environmental benefits of services in the procurement process.
Date:
Monday 30th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

One Million Unsung Heroes: Secret Change Leaders of the NHS

Description
At the NHS Confederation earlier this month, undoubtedly there were some elite speakers: Andy Burnham, Jeremy Hunt, Norman Lamb, Simon Stevens. They had some 'big ticket' agendas including co-commissioning, integration, place, patient voice, big data and finance all aimed at doing more for less to a higher standard.
Date:
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Commissioning of mental health services

Description
The report from the joint TSRC - HSMC research team investigating the commissioning of mental health services has been published this week.
Date:
Thursday 12th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Men, masculinity and mental health: Changing the discourse

Description
In Men's Health Week (June 9th- 15th) the Men's Health Forum are spearheading the campaign to improve men's wellbeing with a focus on work, stress and unemployment including interventions within the workplace.
Date:
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The revolving door turns once more

Description
In our latest Viewpoint Piece HSMC's Mark Exworthy looks at the debate surrounding national and local approaches to running the English health system.
Date:
Monday 9th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC Professors co-author new book on health reform

Description
Professors Russell Mannion and Martin Powell have co-authored, with colleagues from Durham University, a new book on health reform: Reforming healthcare: What's the evidence?, Policy Press.
Date:
Monday 9th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite gives seminar on findings of Care Track Australia at HSMC

Description
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Honorary Professor at HSMC gave a seminar entitled - CareTrack Australia: the levels of appropriate care in Australia and the European and UK implications.
Date:
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Julian Le Grand gives seminar on 'Trust, shove or nudge? Reflections on public service reforms at HSMC'

Description
Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and a former Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (2003-2005) gave a seminar entitled 'Trust, shove or nudge? Reflections on public service reform' at HSMC on 14th May.
Date:
Monday 2nd June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter Volume 20 No 1, April 2014