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Hospital Car Park Rage – a symptom of disempowerment disease?

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A recent conversation with senior clinical commissioners and providers sparked a debate about the perennial patient complaint of car parking at NHS sites.
Date:
Friday 14th March 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

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An article by HSMC's Robin Miller entitled 'Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?' was recently published in 'The Guardian'.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Building better partnerships between academia and the NHS

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham hope the findings of a newly published study will help academics and health care professionals work more closely together in the future.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Keeping the right side of Mill

Description
Questions of smoking regulations are currently in the news offering an opportunity to revisit Mill's famous dictum which, to paraphrase, allows restrictions on personal liberty only in order to prevent harm to others.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Building Better Health - Why Society Needs Joint Working Between Health, Housing and Social Care

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HSMC's Jon Glasby and Robin Miller explore the relationship between health, housing and social care in this special edition of Journal of Integrated Care.
Date:
Tuesday 11th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care.data: A missed opportunity

Description
In all the many important discussions about data security in the context of the Care.data project, other concerns, such as the marketisation of the research agenda and the resulting influence over which public health issues are highlighted, are often ignored. Outside the NHS, care.data will also be made available to think tanks, universities, charities, and private companies, as if they were all equivalent entities with equivalent motivations.
Date:
Monday 10th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What is the best age to start a family?

Description
The average age that women give birth to their first child has been rising since the 1970s in England and Wales. It was 23.4 in 1969 and by 2012 that average stood at 28.1 years. The data are of course more interesting and complicated than an average figure suggests.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Set to care - enhancing compassionate care in practice: an Action Learning Approach

Description
In view of the emerging findings from the Time to Care project, and the wider evidence which suggests that an organisational approach is required if compassionate care is to be provided (Dixon-Woods et al 2013, Jacobs et al 2013, Kitson et al 2013, King's Fund 2011), a programme of work centred on enabling staff teams to support each other in placing care back at the heart of practice has been developed.
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter Volume 20 No 1, April 2014