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Choice and competition is the 'least worst' way of reforming public services

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As part of the 2015 International Research Society for Public Management conference, Birmingham's School of Social Policy hosted a debate on the future of public services with Sir Julian Le Grand, former health advisor to Tony Blair
Date:
Tuesday 31st March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Communities as change agents

Description
The University of Birmingham played host to the International Research Society of Public Management this week.
Date:
Tuesday 31st March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Individual Service Funds

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HSMC hosts a successful national event exploring the potential of Individual Service Funds in health and social care.
Date:
Tuesday 24th March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Launch of resources to support the right to be heard for people detained under the Mental Health Act

Description
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), together with the University of Central Lancashire and support from Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) , have launched a suite of resources to ensure that people detained under the Mental Health Act have access to Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) services.
Date:
Monday 23rd March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Unloved and sidelined: Why are social sciences neglected by politicians?

Description
Jon Glasby contributes to recent Guardian article profiling the social sciences and how they could be affected by a change of government and policy priorities.
Date:
Thursday 12th March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Public, private, or neither? Analysing the publicness of health care social enterprises

Description
The traditional distinctions between public and private institutions have been increasingly challenged and criticised.
Date:
Tuesday 10th March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Phronesis and the medical community

Description
HSMC has been awarded £820,000 by AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) for a project designed to explore the ethical dimension of good decision making in the context of medical leadership in order to improve patient care and experience.
Date:
Wednesday 4th March 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Improving practice in safeguarding at the interface between hospital services and children's social care: a mixed-methods case study

Description
Professor Russell Mannion is a co-author of a new NIHR report exploring the interface between hospital services and children's social care. The study was led by Professor Sue White in School of Social Policy, Institute of Applied Social Studies.
Date:
Friday 27th February 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter December 2014