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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

Protecting people in an integrated world

Description
The School of Social Policy's Jon Glasby has been invited to address the WithScotland 2015 conference. Speaking alongside the Scottish Minister for Public Health, Police Scotland and colleagues from Social Work Scotland, Jon explored the evidence base around what works and what doesn't work in inter-agency settings.
Date:
Wednesday 25th November 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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
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