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Room for one more? Understanding the emergency hospital admission of older people

Description
The NHS faces unprecedented challenges, and the capacity and funding concerns faced by acute care in particular are constantly in the news. At the front-line, the pressures are intense. Faced with growing need and demand on the one hand, and sustained funding problems on the other, the longstanding issue of how best to make use of scarce, expensive resources like acute hospital beds remains as crucial as ever.
Date:
Tuesday 16th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Responding to the Carter Review: The Devil will be in the implementation

Description
Reaction to the Carter Review of hospital productivity has been somewhat guarded. Jennifer Dixon from the Health Foundation describes the report's recommendations as 'a positive step' which nevertheless represents merely the 'tip of the iceberg'.
Date:
Monday 15th February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Potential role of social enterprise within health and social care

Description
HSMC have been working with the Public Policy Institute for Wales to consider the potential role of social enterprise within health and social care.
Date:
Tuesday 9th February 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Resources to support improving urgent care for older people

Description
HSMC and Contact Consulting have provided an evidence review to the recent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People recently held by the NHS Confederation.
Date:
Tuesday 2nd February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning?

Description
The 2016/17-2020/21 planning guidance for the NHS came out just before Christmas. It has been fascinating to hear again the term 'planning guidance', something of a throwback to the pre-Lansley days when the NHS was a more integrated and managed whole.
Date:
Monday 1st February 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How can Choosing Wisely help address the NHS financial challenge?

Description
This was the topic of discussion at a recent HSMC and Healthcare Financial Management (HFMA) seminar attracting senior clinicians and managers from across the West Midlands region.
Date:
Friday 29th January 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

West Midlands Mental Health Commissioning Data and Economics Masterclass

Description
HSMC in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and NHS Benchmarking ran a masterclass for mental health commissioners and their partners, this week.
Date:
Monday 25th January 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Birmingham Brief: Looking ahead to 2016 - 5 key viewpoints

Description
In the first Birmingham Brief of 2016, the University asked 5 of their academics to give their thoughts on what we might expect from the year ahead. Two academics from the School of Social Policy - Professor Judith Smith and Dr Nando Sigona - gave their views.
Date:
Monday 11th January 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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