School of Social Policy

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"Philosophers have sought to understand the world; the point, however, is to change it." (Karl Marx)
 

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Beyond Boundaries – the health service needs excellent clinical and managerial leaders to deliver the vision for the future

Description
What kind of leadership will be required to deliver NHS England's vision for the future of the NHS – the Five Year Forward View, and how is the University of Birmingham supporting this endeavour?
Date:
Tuesday 4th August 2015

Why more sniffer dogs is not the answer

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IRiS Acting Director Dr Nando Sigona spoke to BBC 5 Live 'Up all night' about the migrant crisis in Calais.
Date:
Monday 3rd August 2015

Calais is a humanitarian emergency not a security one

Description
IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
Date:
Monday 3rd August 2015

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

The School welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled

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School welcomes managers from the Korea Foundation for the Differently Abled.
Date:
Monday 27th July 2015