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What is the best age to start a family?

Description
The average age that women give birth to their first child has been rising since the 1970s in England and Wales. It was 23.4 in 1969 and by 2012 that average stood at 28.1 years. The data are of course more interesting and complicated than an average figure suggests.
Date:
Friday 7th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Set to care - enhancing compassionate care in practice: an Action Learning Approach

Description
In view of the emerging findings from the Time to Care project, and the wider evidence which suggests that an organisational approach is required if compassionate care is to be provided (Dixon-Woods et al 2013, Jacobs et al 2013, Kitson et al 2013, King's Fund 2011), a programme of work centred on enabling staff teams to support each other in placing care back at the heart of practice has been developed.
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Change Day - our pledge

Description
Surely if there is one thing we should commit to changing on NHS Change day, it is the way we support NHS staff?
Date:
Monday 3rd March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social care for marginalised communities: understanding self-organisation for micro-provision

Description
Although adult social care works with some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in society, for various reasons mainstream services don't always get it right for people. That's why there are different forms and sources of care and support developing outside the mainstream.
Date:
Thursday 27th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated Care: an impossible dream?

Description
For those of us who have worked, researched and led integrated care it is undoubtedly rewarding to see its importance being so recognised, promoted and supported. Whilst integration (or in other guises such as partnership, joint working or collaboration) is not a new policy intent as such, there was a time in which it appeared to be falling out of favour in the current reforms.
Date:
Tuesday 25th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Commissioning for healthy ageing

Description
The Birmingham Policy Commissions are providing a way for the University's academics to link with leading figures in the public, private and third sectors in a bid to 'generate new thinking' on key contemporary policy issues.
Date:
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is integration or fragmentation the starting point to improve prevention?

Description
HSMC's policy paper 17 is based on a discussion paper which was commissioned by the Institute for Social Change at Manchester University as part of a series of Knowledge Exchange Trials workshops which brought together academics, policy makers and programme stakeholders to facilitate exchange of ideas, expertise and research.
Date:
Tuesday 18th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC Director Jon Glasby to chair the National Housing Federations Care Bill Conference: Simple steps to system change?

Description
Jon Glasby is to chair the National Housing Federation's Care Bill Conference which will provide the latest learning, expert advice and focused debate on the extent to which the Care Bill will give us the framework needed to make person-centred integrated care a reality.
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter Volume 20 No 1, April 2014