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Making research matter: the challenge of impact

Making research matter: the challenge of impact
Description
Written by Professor Judith Smith Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.
Date:
Friday 23rd October 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Budget pressures and the role of priority setting in the contemporary NHS

Budget pressures and the role of priority setting in the contemporary NHS
Description
Financial pressures loomed large in the discussions this week as Simon Stevens addressed an audience at the University of Birmingham Distinguished Lecture series.
Date:
Wednesday 21st October 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

World Mental Health Day 2015: Are we serious about dignity in mental health?

World Mental Health Day 2015: Are we serious about dignity in mental health?
Description
Karen Newbigging, reflects on this year's World Mental Health Day's focus on dignity
Date:
Thursday 15th October 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Revolution by stealth: The regionalisation of the NHS

Revolution by stealth: The regionalisation of the NHS
Description
If there is one thing the NHS needs like a hole in the head it's another organisational restructuring.
Date:
Wednesday 30th September 2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

'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
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