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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

Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?

Description
An article by HSMC's Robin Miller entitled 'Are expectations for integrating health and social care unrealistic?' was recently published in 'The Guardian'.
Date:
Thursday 13th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Building better partnerships between academia and the NHS

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham hope the findings of a newly published study will help academics and health care professionals work more closely together in the future.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Keeping the right side of Mill

Description
Questions of smoking regulations are currently in the news offering an opportunity to revisit Mill's famous dictum which, to paraphrase, allows restrictions on personal liberty only in order to prevent harm to others.
Date:
Wednesday 12th March 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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HSMC Newsletter Volume 20 No 1, April 2014