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Hard Times for Public Health

Description
Recent years have seen dramatic changes to the structure of our public health system in England, triggered by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Last month's Health Select Committee report scrutinises how the changes are working in practice.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries
Description
Mystery is not a word that we often connect with health and care as these are worlds in which we like to deal with the practical and the real. However it often seems that working out how best to successfully co-ordinate the contribution of different professionals, services and agencies is clouded in uncertainty and doubt.
Date:
Tuesday 4th October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care closer to home - a fairytale?

Care closer to home - a fairytale?
Description
As a staff nurse in hospital many years ago, during a particularly trying shift, I heard myself say to a relative who was late "well it isn't actually visiting time - but alright then" and immediately thought, "who do you think you are to stop people visiting their loved ones? - what's the matter with you?"
Date:
Monday 3rd October 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priorities 2016 summary

Priorities 2016 summary
Description
By Paul Mark Mitchell, Health Economist at the University Of Bristol. This was my first experience of the biennial conference organised by the International Society on Priorities in Health Care.
Date:
Thursday 29th September 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?

Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action?
Description
A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) published earlier this year estimated that delays in discharging medically fit patients from hospital were costing £820m a year. In spite of many organisations across the country introducing various measures to reduce delays in discharges, the NAO reports that the number of delays has risen by a third in the past two years equating to more than 1.1 million days.
Date:
Friday 29th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

What clinicians need to know about cancer survivors' approaches to self-management

What clinicians need to know about cancer survivors' approaches to self-management
Description
With more people surviving cancer than ever before we need to focus on how to support cancer survivors to live well post-cancer. For some cancer survivors, the chronic nature of some of the side-effects from cancer and its treatment can be debilitating and exhausting, resulting in assaults to their physical, psychological and emotional health and wellbeing.
Date:
Monday 25th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Junior doctor contract dispute: nearing the end?

Junior doctor contract dispute: nearing the end?
Description
Professor Mark Exworthy from the Health Services Management Centre, considers prospects for cordial relations between doctors and the government.
Date:
Thursday 21st July 2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Aftershocks: Brexit, partnership and health

Description
As a Director working in Europe but no longer living in it, my first experience of post-Brexit life was to meet a few shell shocked colleagues on the 6.50am train out of St Pancras and to be greeted with condolences at my first meetings in Brussels.
Date:
Monday 18th July 2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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