ViewPoint@_HSMCentre Back to 'News' Priority setting in tough times DescriptionHealth is a high priority for the public - this is the case the world over. UK health spending has increased almost every year since the NHS was established and the Government has 'protected' the NHS in recent years - relative to other aspects of public spendingDate:Monday 10th October 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Hard Times for Public Health DescriptionRecent 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries DescriptionMystery 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Care closer to home - a fairytale? DescriptionAs 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Priorities 2016 summary DescriptionBy 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Addressing delays in discharge – a case of integrated care in action? DescriptionA 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences What clinicians need to know about cancer survivors' approaches to self-management DescriptionWith 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 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Junior doctor contract dispute: nearing the end? DescriptionProfessor Mark Exworthy from the Health Services Management Centre, considers prospects for cordial relations between doctors and the government.Date:Thursday 21st July 2016Categories: Social Sciences Displaying 9 to 16 of 114 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next HSMC News Tweets by @_HSMCentre Browser does not support script.