ViewPoint@_HSMCentre

ViewPoint@_HSMCentre

Two cents worth?

Two cents worth?
Description
Fate over the last month has transpired to bring into sharper relief the issue of how the NHS (in England) has become more exposed to and influenced by international trends in health policy and management.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?
Description
Few GPs get excited by seeing known alcoholics walk into their surgery; they are the classic 'heartsink' patients, with a host of problems, often insoluble.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International Nurses' Day

International Nurses' Day
Description
Recently it was International Nurses' day - a day when nurses across the world celebrate and reflect on nursing through a variety of ways. I wanted to add my reflections to this, in part generated from a small comment made by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his inaugural speech last month (link below). He mentioned the need for "more professional authority for nurses and midwives" – but does this matter?
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sandwell Public Health - My life course

Sandwell Public Health - My life course
Description
John Middleton, the longest serving Director of Public Health until his retirement earlier this year, reflects on his career.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Foundation Trusts: 10 years on

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

Challenges for Simon Stevens

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?

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?

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
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