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What about us - reversing the trend of the chronically under-researched role of the GP receptionist

Description
Imagine we're playing a game of word association and I said the words GP receptionist – what words would spring into mind - and I want you to be honest! …Dragon behind the desk? Caring? Unhelpful? Contentious? Unfriendly? Trustworthy? Obstructive? Helpful? Jobsworth? Hardworking?
Date:
Tuesday 8th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

School contributes to Radio 4 debates on personal health budgets for maternity services

Description
Jon Glasby was one of the panel members on a phone-in for Radio 4's Moneybox programme exploring proposals to pilot personal health budgets in maternity services.
Date:
Monday 7th March 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

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

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

Direct payments book published

Description
A new book, 'Direct payments and personal budgets: Putting personalisation into practice (3rd edition)', by Social Policy's Jon Glasby and Rosemary Littlechild, has recently been published by Policy Press.
Date:
Tuesday 5th January 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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