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Public Services Social Value Act: The gap between policy and practice

Public Services Social Value Act: The gap between policy and practice
Description
In January 2013, assessments of the social value of public services became officially enforced via the Public Services (Social Value) Act (2012). For the first time, public sector commissioners are legally required to consider the wider social, economic and environmental benefits of services in the procurement process.
Date:
Monday 30th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

One Million Unsung Heroes: Secret Change Leaders of the NHS

One Million Unsung Heroes: Secret Change Leaders of the NHS
Description
At the NHS Confederation earlier this month, undoubtedly there were some elite speakers: Andy Burnham, Jeremy Hunt, Norman Lamb, Simon Stevens. They had some 'big ticket' agendas including co-commissioning, integration, place, patient voice, big data and finance all aimed at doing more for less to a higher standard.
Date:
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Men, masculinity and mental health: Changing the discourse

Description
In Men's Health Week (June 9th- 15th) the Men's Health Forum are spearheading the campaign to improve men's wellbeing with a focus on work, stress and unemployment including interventions within the workplace.
Date:
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The revolving door turns once more

The revolving door turns once more
Description
In our latest Viewpoint Piece HSMC's Mark Exworthy looks at the debate surrounding national and local approaches to running the English health system.
Date:
Monday 9th June 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Health literacy - Is our education system addressing or widening health inequalities?

Health literacy - Is our education system addressing or widening health inequalities?
Description
Hilary Brown – fellow at the Health Services Management Centre discusses the issue of health literacy in our latest Viewpoint Piece.
Date:
Thursday 29th May 2014

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate
Description
To coincide with the publication of the latest HSMC newsletter the editors Iestyn Williams and Jenny Harlock reflect on how the NHS is coping with the challenges brought by austerity.
Date:
Monday 19th May 2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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

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
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