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Saving humans: the future of health and social care

Description
In four new blogs Jon Glasby discusses aspects of the future of health and social care.
Date:
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC Annual Health Policy Lecture

Description
The seventh HSMC Annual Health Policy Lecture will be held at Medical School, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 25th June at 6.15pm.After a very difficult year in 2013 and in a challenging policy and financial context, the NHS has recently appointed a new Chief Executive of NHS England and is heading towards a 2015 general election. Against this background, the health policy lecture is entitled: 'What does the future hold for the NHS?'
Date:
Friday 9th May 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on

Description
There are over two million members of NHS Foundation Trusts. They ought to be a bedrock on which a participatory NHS can be built – after all medical professionals are expert on medical treatment, but patients are expert on what care and dignity feels like when receiving that treatment.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Taxing times for the NHS

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On his first day as Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens stated that the National Health Service was facing its biggest challenge to date because of the most sustained 'budget crunch in its 66-year history'. He argued it was time to 'chart a new course' in order to face the really big challenges – dementia, obesity, inequalities, mental health and wellbeing, personalisation, prevention and empowerment. Only by 'radically transforming services' would the NHS continue to thrive.
Date:
Monday 7th April 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Challenges for Simon Stevens

Description
As Simon Stevens starts work as the new Chief Executive of the NHS, the Health Services Management Centre asked people from the health policy community and beyond for a brief summary of his key challenges.
Date:
Tuesday 1st April 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

What can the UK teach Canada about private health care?

Description
Established shortly after the NHS, Canadian Medicare has been evolving since the 1950's, with its current principles and structure lain in place by the Canada Health Act of 1984.
Date:
Thursday 27th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why are we only visible on St Patrick's Day?

Description
St Patricks Day is celebrated by Irish and non-Irish communities across Britain with a confidence and inclusiveness that was unimaginable decades ago.
Date:
Monday 17th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hospital Car Park Rage – a symptom of disempowerment disease?

Description
A recent conversation with senior clinical commissioners and providers sparked a debate about the perennial patient complaint of car parking at NHS sites.
Date:
Friday 14th March 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter Volume 20 No 1, April 2014