News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

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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:
28/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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:
27/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Almost half all city children live in poorest areas

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Families are being urged to join the fight against child poverty in Birmingham as a report today revealed that nearly half of all under-18s in the city live in the country's poorest areas.
Date:
23/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Reflections on Cameron's 5 year strategy for tackling Islamist extremism

Description
Earlier this week, David Cameron set out his government's five-year strategy for defeating Islamist extremism.
Date:
22/07/2015
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:
22/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Budget 2015: Experts respond

Description
In a recent article in 'The Conversation', Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, gave her expert reaction to the budget, along with other academics in a variety of fields.
Date:
21/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Hospital Boards & Patient Safety: HSMC research calls for new perspectives

Description
A recent article by Ross Millar, Tim Freeman, and Russell Mannion looks to offer a critical reflection on the current relationship between hospital boards and patient safety.
Date:
16/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social care needs strong leaders, but where will they come from?

Description
At a roundtable event, organised by the Guardian and sponsored by workforce development organisation Skills for Care, social care professionals discussed how best to secure the strong leadership social care will require as it faces these challenges.
Date:
15/07/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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