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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

How can Choosing Wisely help address the NHS financial challenge?

Description
This was the topic of discussion at a recent HSMC and Healthcare Financial Management (HFMA) seminar attracting senior clinicians and managers from across the West Midlands region.
Date:
Friday 29th January 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

West Midlands Mental Health Commissioning Data and Economics Masterclass

Description
HSMC in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health and NHS Benchmarking ran a masterclass for mental health commissioners and their partners, this week.
Date:
Monday 25th January 2016
Categories:
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

First cohort graduate from the NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme

Description
The first intake of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme, delivered by a consortium of partner organisations, including the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, graduated on Thursday 10th March 2015
Date:
Thursday 17th December 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Integrated care in the four countries of the UK

Description
The Journal of Integrated Care (Editor-in-Chief Professor Jon Glasby)) is presenting a virtual special issue focusing on devolution, showcasing articles which have been hand-picked by the Editor-in-Chief.
Date:
Monday 7th December 2015
Categories:
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
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