News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Reflections on NHS leadership – a perspective from a recently-retired Chief Executive

Description
Mary Edwards, former Chief Executive of Hampshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, gives her reflections on NHS leadership.
Date:
24/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Launch of Special Australasian Edition of Journal of Integrated Care

Description
Dr Robin Miller from the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham will be delivering a keynote address around international perspectives on integrated care to mark the formal launch of the Journal of Integrated Care's special issue on Integrated Care in Australasia.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Why family care isn't always the best care for the elderly

Description
The idea of family care is nice, but there are limits to what it can provide - Catherine Needham explores the options in an article on The Conversation.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Video: older people don't choose to take up hospital beds

Description
In an article on The Conversation, Jon Glasby discusses NIHR research which interviewed older people about their emergency admissions to hospital, addressing the assumption that many older people are admitted to hospital when they don't really need to be.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham launches new commission on young people's mental health prevention

Description
The Rt Hon Paul Burstow, former Minister of State for Care Services and Professor of Mental Health Policy at the University, is to chair a new Birmingham Policy Commission focusing on mental health promotion and illness prevention across society.
Date:
09/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

It's not just about the money: five dilemmas underpinning health and social care reform

Description
Open any national newspaper or turn on the news and there is likely to be coverage of the intense pressures facing the NHS. Following on from the publication of the third edition of Understanding Health and Social Care, Jon Glasby looks at what's needed for long-term, successful health and social care reform.
Date:
08/02/2017
Categories:
Social Sciences

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

Description
A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Housing and the Good Society: Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)

Description
A new report, 'Social Housing and the Good Society - Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)' is the final output of a programme of work for the Webb Memorial Trust, exploring change in social housing in England.
Date:
25/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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