News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health

Description
The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health (IMH) has been created to improve the care and outcomes of those suffering from problems in their mental health, and to ensure a sustained impact on public policy and practice.
Date:
07/08/2017

Here's what the care homes of the future should look like

Description
With everything from shops and salons to cinemas and cycling, Paul Burstow discusses a new scheme encourages residents to take control of their lives by designing care homes.
Date:
02/08/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Paul Burstow announced as new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence

Description
Professor of Mental Health Policy Paul Burstow has been appointed as the new chair of national improvement agency and charity the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Date:
28/07/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Third Sector Research Centre share evaluation of Big Local scheme at the first ever Big Local Film Festival

Description
The Third Sector Research Centre have recently published findings from the evaluation of the Big Local scheme, which aims to bring together local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. The findings were shared with Big Local residents and participants at the first ever Big Local Film Festival in July.
Date:
26/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor Pete Alcock Wins Special Recognition Award

Description
Professor Pete Alcock receives prestigious 'Special Recognition' Award from the Social Policy Association (SPA)
Date:
20/07/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Healthcare service decommissioning in conflict due to lack of 'blueprint' on best practice - study

Healthcare service decommissioning in conflict due to lack of 'blueprint' on best practice - study
Description
Healthcare professionals have little structure or set policy in place to help with decision making and implementation when decommissioning and replacing healthcare services, a study has found.
Date:
19/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Anita Charlesworth appointed as Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

Description
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham and the Health Foundation are delighted to announce that Anita Charlesworth CBE, Director of Research and Economics at the Health Foundation, has been appointed to the title of Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
17/07/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

New project to critically appraise primary care innovation programme in Wales

Description
The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) has been commissioned to complete a critical appraisal of a health care programme which aims to share innovation around primary care services such as those offered by GPs, thereby reducing hospital admissions and pressure on A&E departments.
Date:
14/07/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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