News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

European Health Policy Group: Speaking Truth to Populism?

Description
Established over 20 years ago, the European Health Policy Group (EHPG) is a collegial network which aims to stimulate international collaboration and cross-country learning for improving evidence-based health policy.
Date:
07/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

New report examines the importance of compassion within the NHS

Description
Yvonne Sawbridge (Health Services Management Centre) and Alistair Hewison (School of Nursing) were commissioned to complete an evaluation of a Compassion Recognition scheme implemented in several NHS trusts across the West Midlands.
Date:
02/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Brexit, net migration and Eurochildren

Description
The UK's Office for National Statistics has released its quarterly update on net migration. This time the figure, 248,000, the lowest level for nearly three years, is 'favourable' for the government. But what does 'favourable' really mean? Dr Nando Sigona discusses the potential human and emotional costs of Brexit for EU families in the UK and their children, many of whom were born in the UK and hold a British passport.
Date:
02/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why Theresa May can't escape the fallout from her social care U-turn

Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by Professor Catherine Needham of HSMC about the General Election and social care.
Date:
01/06/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Health Services Management Centre academics leading the way on effective integration of health and social care

Description
Academics from the Health Services Management Centre shared the centre's latest research into integrated health and social care with delegates from across the world at the 17th International Conference on Integrated Care earlier this month.
Date:
18/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds

Challenges presented by mass migration are driving new solutions around affordable housing, report finds
Description
A new report by academics at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) here at the University of Birmingham has found the urgency created by significant immigration is helping drive innovations and solutions around affordable housing that would have otherwise taken many more years – which will be of considerable use in tackling the wider housing crisis.
Date:
10/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Professor discusses how we should understand mental health in inaugural lecture

Description
The College of Social Sciences were delighted to welcome over 60 guests to the inaugural lecture of Professor Jerry Tew, Professor of Mental Health and Social Work. Taking place on Wednesday 3 May, the talk discussed the current disease model used in mental health treatment, and a shift to a more context-based approach.
Date:
08/05/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

College success in latest university league table

College success in latest university league table
Description
We are delighted to announce that in the 2018 Complete University Guide, all 8 subjects from the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham have been rated within the top 20 in the UK, with three subjects appearing in the top 10.
Date:
02/05/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching
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