News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat
Description
"Something big is happening here". Those were the words of Nigel Farage following the news that Douglas Carswell had become UKIP's first member of parliament in the Clacton by-election.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership
Description
Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual event to raise awareness and promote the cause of mental health, with this year focusing on people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Date:
10/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

IRiS event: Education, ethnicity and gender: Biographies of Roma and Sinti women in Germany

Description
All are welcome at this presentation from Julie Reimer of the University of Bamberg, Germany, of an ongoing research project (in the context of a doctoral dissertation) that brings into focus that especially Roma and Sinti women are confronted with various levels of discrimination as they belong to a certain ethnicity and are female.
Date:
09/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Creating superdiversity: Reflections on long-term collaboration between academia and practice

Description
All are welcome at this workshop which reflects upon the experiences of a Belgian academic working over a long period with social workers in Belgium and explores the nature of collaboration and commitment and issues around the development of relationships, networks and strategies given the different institutional frameworks from which the different parties come
Date:
09/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes win international recognition for their use of blended learning

Description
Believed to represent the largest leadership development investment in the history of the NHS, HSMC's NHS Leadership Academy programmes ('Elizabeth Garrett Anderson' and 'Nye Bevan') have won international recognition for their use of 'blended learning.'
Date:
08/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Patient safety in private hospitals - addressing the information deficit

Patient safety in private hospitals - addressing the information deficit
Description
The relationship between the NHS and private hospitals has changed markedly over the last decade. The most recent figures show that the NHS (i.e the taxpayer) is now the second largest source of revenue for private hospitals.
Date:
06/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Integration goes international

Description
Robin Miller Senior Fellow at HMSC has been invited to be a member of the scientific committee for the 15th International Conference for Integrated Care being held in Edinburgh in March 2015.
Date:
06/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HSMC Professor invited to speak at international patient safety conference in Rio

Description
Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to speak at the International Society for Quality in Health care (ISQua) conference. With colleagues, he will present the findings from international research on the impact of health policy reform on quality and patient safety in thirty countries.
Date:
03/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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