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New set of standards to improve adult social care commissioning

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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

China-UK Health Policy Group

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HSMC was honoured last week to host academics from the prestigious Peking University Health Science Centre in Beijing.
Date:
Thursday 6th November 2014

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

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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

A visit to Beijing's third hospital

Description
China is a bit of a hot topic at the moment. This is no more so than the reform of its healthcare system with a variety of perspectives being put forward about the successes and missed opportunities associated with the progress made to date.
Date:
Thursday 6th November 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS MTS Scheme wins another award

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HSMC's NHS Management Training Scheme (MTS) has come 5th in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
Date:
Monday 3rd November 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Personalisation: Glass half full or half empty?

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HSMC Director, Jon Glasby, writes the latest ViewPoint piece on personalisation.
Date:
Wednesday 29th October 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

NHS 5 year forward view

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Today's publication of the "5yfv" (5 year forward view) marks a seminal moment for the NHS. Since Simon Stevens' return to the NHS earlier this year, there has been anticipation as to the new Chief Executive's intentions. Although he has presented some earlier ideas1,2, the "5yfv" is significant for its content, style and what it does not say.
Date:
Thursday 23rd October 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?

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No one will be surprised to see that Labour has put health care at the front, the back and the middle of its election strategy. Given the prominence of the NHS in the national psyche and Labour's status as its natural protector, they would arguably be foolish to do anything else.
Date:
Monday 20th October 2014
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