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Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult

Description
When finances get tight, a major irony usually occurs. To make the most of scarce resources, we start to ask ourselves more searching questions about how to make sure that best practice is embedded in everyday practice (if one area can do something really well, then can't the next area?).
Date:
Monday 23rd November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory

Description
As part of the move towards greater integration there has been much interest in the potential of 'outcome-based commissioning'. Outcomes, and the need to focus on these rather than inputs and activities is of course nothing new although often still elusive to achieve in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commissioning for outcomes

Description
Robin Miller, Senior Fellow, has being working with the Forward Carers Consortium and Birmingham City Council to understand their recent experience of developing new arrangement for the commissioning of carers services in the city.
Date:
Tuesday 17th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What exactly is the Q....?

Description
Q is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.
Date:
Monday 16th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What is the crisis in mental health?

Description
Mental health has increasingly been in the news in recent months. This week we hear that Head Teachers are calling 999 to get access to help for pupils experiencing mental distress because of the lack of adequate provision of child and adolescent mental health services.
Date:
Wednesday 11th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Building Blocks of Integrated Care Webinar Series

Description
The International Foundation for Integrated Care in association with Edgehill University are delighted to present this series of webinars "The Building Blocks of Integrated Care".
Date:
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Budget pressures and the role of priority setting in the contemporary NHS

Description
Financial pressures loomed large in the discussions this week as Simon Stevens addressed an audience at the University of Birmingham Distinguished Lecture series.
Date:
Wednesday 21st October 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Revolution by stealth: The regionalisation of the NHS

Description
If there is one thing the NHS needs like a hole in the head it's another organisational restructuring.
Date:
Wednesday 30th September 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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