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Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

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A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
Wednesday 24th June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Russell Mannion is presenting a keynote presentation on Hospital Board Governance of Patient Safety at an international health conference

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Professor Russell Mannion is a keynote speaker at an international conference hosted by St Hugh's College, Oxford
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

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The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

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Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
Tuesday 16th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Holding on while letting go: The toughest challenge of all

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Simon Stevens left the NHS Confederation audience in no doubt. The deal is sealed with the Government about an additional £8bn for the NHS by 2020.
Date:
Monday 8th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Relationship between general practice and adult social care

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HSMC has edited a special edition of the Journal of Integrated Care exploring the crucial relationship between general practice and adult social care.
Date:
Monday 8th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS pressures at risk of stifling cancer research, says report

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Daily pressures on the NHS are having a serious impact on its ability to support world-leading research into cancer, according to a Cancer Research UK-commissioned report from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?

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As a Dementia Champion I volunteered to be part of a social movement which looks to reduce the isolation and stigma often encountered by those people with, or close to a person with a dementia diagnosis
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter December 2014