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'Under pressure': The challenges facing NHS endoscopy services in England

'Under pressure': The challenges facing NHS endoscopy services in England
Description
The Government has begun to respond to the Independent Cancer Taskforce's new Five Year Cancer Strategy – Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England 2015-2020.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Personal health budgets are nothing more than sensible delegation

Personal health budgets are nothing more than sensible delegation
Description
With the NHS facing significant financial and service pressures, and with an extremely difficult winter looming, it seems a shame that the GP magazine, Pulse, has chosen to focus its recent concerns on the advent of personal health budgets.
Date:
Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge

Patients as 'active agents of change' - a societal challenge
Description
There's been a lot of hand-wringing and soul searching about the state of the NHS and how it can best respond to the challenges ahead; and the contribution of the service user, or citizen, in meeting those challenges is gaining more attention.
Date:
Tuesday 28th July 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Seven day working in the NHS

Seven day working in the NHS
Description
The Secretary of State for Health has caused quite a stir. Jeremy Hunt's speech last Thursday has created waves of reaction (and not just from the medical profession).
Date:
Wednesday 22nd July 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

If devolution is the answer, what is the question?

If devolution is the answer, what is the question?
Description
Health policy is notoriously prone to fads and fashions.
Date:
Wednesday 15th July 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Phronesis and the Medical Community

Description
Dr Mervyn Conroy discusses the Phronesis and the Medical Community project which will explore the ethical dimension of good decision making in the context of medical leadership in order to improve patient care and experience.
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

Description
A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
Wednesday 24th June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
Monday 22nd June 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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