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Launch of Special Australasian Edition of Journal of Integrated Care

Description
Dr Robin Miller from the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham will be delivering a keynote address around international perspectives on integrated care to mark the formal launch of the Journal of Integrated Care's special issue on Integrated Care in Australasia.
Date:
Wednesday 15th February 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

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A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
Monday 16th January 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How can we fund social care now and in the future?

Description
Professor Jon Glasby has recently published an article in the British Medical Journal entitled 'After "the end of local government as we know it," what next for social care?'
Date:
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Who knows best? Older people's experience of emergency hospital admission

Description
Whenever there is significant pressure in acute care, a common response is for us to question whether all the people (often frail older people) who are currently in hospital really need to be there in the first place – or whether they could have been cared for in alternative settings had such services been available at the point of admission.
Date:
Monday 12th December 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Beyond Buurtzorg: What else can we learn from the Dutch about long-term care for the elderly?

Description
The Buurtzorg model of home care appears to be the innovation of the moment in community health and social care. Self-managing teams of nurses provide high quality care to over 10,000 people in the Netherlands.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Mental health commissioning in Australia

Description
Dr Robin Miller from HSMC has been appointed a Senior Associate of the International Foundation for Integrated Care.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Multi-disciplinary team learning event

Description
HSMC ran a successful event on multi-disciplinary teams (mdts) in Birmingham on Thursday 17th November. Chaired by Dr Robin Miller and in partnership with the Strategy Unit and ICF International the event was attended by over 70 practitioners, managers and researchers with an interest collaborative working.
Date:
Tuesday 29th November 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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