News in the School of Social Policy

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


News

'Hidden' - a compelling portrait exhibition telling the real story of England's young carers

Description
The Children's Society invite you to the Birmingham launch of 'Hidden'. 'Hidden' reminds us that while the official figure of young carers is 166,000, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Nando Sigona interviewed by SciDevNet on the impact of the Danish migration law

Description
SciDevNet, the world's leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development, interviews Dr Nando Sigona on the impact of the Danish Law on stripping asylum seekers of financial assets to contribute towards the cost of the asylum system.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Denmark migration law: A sign of things to come?

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, was recently interviewed for Al Jazeera's 'Inside Story' to talk about Denmark's adoption of a law that enables seizure of asylum seeker assets.
Date:
03/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Resources to support improving urgent care for older people

Description
HSMC and Contact Consulting have provided an evidence review to the recent Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People recently held by the NHS Confederation.
Date:
02/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Nando Sigona to speak at European Parliament Office on the refugee crisis

Description
IRiS academic, Nando Sigona, is to speak at a high profile event at the European Parliament Office in the UK on the refugee crisis and the proposal for a permanent relocation mechanism under the Dublin system.
Date:
02/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning?

NHS Planning Guidance: Sounding the death knell for local commissioning?
Description
The 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:
01/02/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How can Choosing Wisely help address the NHS financial challenge?

Description
This was the topic of discussion at a recent HSMC and Healthcare Financial Management (HFMA) seminar attracting senior clinicians and managers from across the West Midlands region.
Date:
29/01/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Call for Papers for New Researchers' Session

Description
The Call for Papers for New Researchers' Session (NRS) organised by the Doctoral Research Diversity Network (DRDN) is now open. The deadline is 31 March 2016.
Date:
26/01/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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