ViewPoint@_HSMCentre In 'ViewPoint@HSMCentre' ViewPoint@_HSMCentre Back to 'News' NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning? DescriptionThe 2016/17-2020/21 planning guidance for the NHS came out just before Christmas. It has been fascinating to hear again the term 'planning guidance', something of a throwback to the pre-Lansley days when the NHS was a more integrated and managed whole.Date:Monday 1st February 2016Categories: Research, Social Sciences Here's a good idea; you should do it too - why spreading innovation is difficult DescriptionWhen finances get tight, a major irony usually occurs. To make the most of scarce resources, we start to ask ourselves more searching questions about how to make sure that best practice is embedded in everyday practice (if one area can do something really well, then can't the next area?).Date:Monday 23rd November 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences Outcome based commissioning: 10 lessons from practice and theory DescriptionAs part of the move towards greater integration there has been much interest in the potential of 'outcome-based commissioning'. Outcomes, and the need to focus on these rather than inputs and activities is of course nothing new although often still elusive to achieve in practice.Date:Tuesday 17th November 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences What exactly is the Q....? DescriptionQ is an initiative, led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS England, connecting people skilled in improvement across the UK.Date:Monday 16th November 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences What is the crisis in mental health? DescriptionMental health has increasingly been in the news in recent months. This week we hear that Head Teachers are calling 999 to get access to help for pupils experiencing mental distress because of the lack of adequate provision of child and adolescent mental health services.Date:Wednesday 11th November 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences Junior Doctor Contracts: The medical profession's fight or flight response DescriptionWritten by Rakesh Mistry, Final year medical student at the University of Birmingham.Date:Friday 30th October 2015Categories: Social Sciences Making research matter: the challenge of impact DescriptionWritten by Professor Judith Smith Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.Date:Friday 23rd October 2015Categories: Social Sciences Budget pressures and the role of priority setting in the contemporary NHS DescriptionFinancial 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 2015Categories: Research, Social Sciences Displaying 1 to 8 of 84 Previous 1 2 3 4 5 … Next HSMC News Tweets by @_HSMCentre Browser does not support script.