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The NHS hospital 'weekend effect' - fact or fiction?

Description
The Department of Health has appeared to attribute the fact that people are more likely to die if admitted to hospital at a weekend to what they consider to be insufficient numbers of senior doctors working on Saturdays and Sundays.
Date:
Wednesday 11th May 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'Mind the gap': the inaugural lecture of Professor Judith Smith

Description
On Tuesday 3 May, the University of Birmingham was delighted to welcome some 200 guests to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts for the inaugural lecture of Professor Judith Smith, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management Centre (HSMC).
Date:
Tuesday 10th May 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The Inaugural IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement

Description
Professor Jon Glasby, who is a member of the Frailty Working Group, was part of the group involved in producing an international expert paper on 'reablement and frailty' for the recent IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement.
Date:
Wednesday 27th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hospital Management Conference

Description
HSMC's Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to give the opening plenary address at the Inaugural International Conference on Hospital Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2016
Date:
Tuesday 26th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Getting Hospital Boards on Board with Patient Safety

Description
Recent high-profile reports and inquiries into serious failings in care raise concerns over the ability of trust boards to discharge these duties effectively. Against this background, a new report provides empirical evidence on the associations between board governance, patient safety processes and patient-centred outcomes.
Date:
Wednesday 20th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Policy gives keynote address at NIHR School of Social Care Research Annual Conference

Description
Birmingham's School of Social Policy gave the closing keynote address to this year's NIHR School of Social Care Research annual conference.
Date:
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What was the impact of the Coalition Government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?

Description
Professor Martin Powell is due to speak at an event entitled 'What was the impact of the Coalition government on social policy outcomes and welfare governance?' at the London School of Economics on 27 April.
Date:
Wednesday 13th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The curious incident of the Chief Executives in the night time

Description
With the launch last week of NHS Improvement – the new regulator of healthcare providers - my thoughts have turned to regulation and inspection in terms of the value they add to a system.
Date:
Monday 4th April 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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