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The importance of relationships: Winning the battle against stigma, savings lives, changing minds

Description
Good relationships are essential to good mental health. Strong and supportive relationships can help to protect people's health against the damage that the social determinates of ill health – poverty and social disadvantage – can inflict.
Date:
Monday 16th May 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

Social Policy and Administration - 50th Anniversary

Description
The oldest British social policy journal, 'Social Policy and Administration', celebrated its 50th anniversary with a day conference at the Health Services Management Centre.
Date:
Monday 25th April 2016
Categories:
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

Overhauling the NHS Complaints System - Reducing Complexity to Improve Patient Experience and Safety

Description
Senior Fellow and HSMC's Director of Policy, Hilary Brown is chairing a symposium which will provide healthcare professionals and patient representatives the opportunity to examine the current complaints system and discuss ways it can be improved in order to enhance both service delivery and the quality of care.
Date:
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences
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