News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Does the European ruling on religious clothing suggest a move towards a more Islamophobic stance?

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Dr Chris Allen discusses the recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that two Muslim women, one in Belgium, the other in France, who were dismissed by their employers for wearing headscarves did not suffer direct discrimination.
Date:
26/04/2017

University of Birmingham appointed to deliver major public health national leadership programme

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The University of Birmingham's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), the Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) and the Medical School Public Health faculty are delighted to announce that they will be delivering the new Aspiring Public Health Leaders' programme from 2017, in partnership with Public Health England.
Date:
24/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the EU's response to the refugee crisis fuelling marginalisation of migrants in Europe?

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On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Date:
10/04/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham researchers win top equality award

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Two researchers from the University of Birmingham have jointly been awarded Role Model of the Year at the West Midlands Stonewall Awards for their work championing equality and diversity.
Date:
03/04/2017

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

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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

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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

Primary Care in Europe

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Dr Robin Miller to attend the annual European Forum for primary care in Riga, Latvia
Date:
06/09/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

Uneasy but Vital: Partnership between general practice and adult social work

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Dr Robin Miller, has produced a podcast with Ockham Healthcare reflecting on the relationship between general practice and adult social work.
Date:
06/09/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences
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