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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

Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

Description
Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
Tuesday 16th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Holding on while letting go: The toughest challenge of all

Holding on while letting go: The toughest challenge of all
Description
Simon Stevens left the NHS Confederation audience in no doubt. The deal is sealed with the Government about an additional £8bn for the NHS by 2020.
Date:
Monday 8th June 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?

Could you be Dementia-Friendly?
Description
As a Dementia Champion I volunteered to be part of a social movement which looks to reduce the isolation and stigma often encountered by those people with, or close to a person with a dementia diagnosis
Date:
Wednesday 20th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

State of the Nation: Ten things we learned about the NHS under the coalition

State of the Nation: Ten things we learned about the NHS under the coalition
Description
Unlike in 2010, healthcare was a key electoral battleground this May. In thinking through how we got from the 2010 inheritance to now, here are ten things we didn't know then but certainly know now.
Date:
Tuesday 19th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The nursing profession 2015 - handmaidens or autonomous?

The nursing profession 2015 - handmaidens or autonomous?
Description
Today is international nurses' day. It always makes me re-examine my own profession and reflect on where nursing is today.
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Getting dementia right will show the way to successful 21st Century health care

Getting dementia right will show the way to successful 21st Century health care
Description
This viewpoint is based on a recent Sube Banerjee's article – 'Multimorbidity - older adults need health care that can count past one' .
Date:
Tuesday 28th April 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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