News in the School of Social Policy

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

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Health literacy - Is our education system addressing or widening health inequalities?

Health literacy - Is our education system addressing or widening health inequalities?
Description
Hilary Brown – fellow at the Health Services Management Centre discusses the issue of health literacy in our latest Viewpoint Piece.
Date:
29/05/2014

HSMC Annual Health Policy Lecture

Description
The seventh HSMC Annual Health Policy Lecture will be held at Medical School, University of Birmingham on Wednesday 25th June at 6.15pm.After a very difficult year in 2013 and in a challenging policy and financial context, the NHS has recently appointed a new Chief Executive of NHS England and is heading towards a 2015 general election. Against this background, the health policy lecture is entitled: 'What does the future hold for the NHS?'
Date:
09/05/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Hospital Car Park Rage – a symptom of disempowerment disease?

Hospital Car Park Rage – a symptom of disempowerment disease?
Description
A recent conversation with senior clinical commissioners and providers sparked a debate about the perennial patient complaint of car parking at NHS sites.
Date:
14/03/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

What is the best age to start a family?

Description
The average age that women give birth to their first child has been rising since the 1970s in England and Wales. It was 23.4 in 1969 and by 2012 that average stood at 28.1 years. The data are of course more interesting and complicated than an average figure suggests.
Date:
07/03/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Ethnography, diversity and urban space

Description
Dr Nando Sigona's article on 'Ethnography, diversity and urban space' included in Taylor & Francis' top 25 most read race & ethnicity articles of 2013
Date:
27/01/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Yvonne Sawbridge attends the NHS Alliance annual conference

Description
The aim of the 'Breaking Boundaries' event was to explore how commissioners and providers can best work together moving forward, given their experiences of the new order to date.
Date:
02/12/2013
Categories:
Social Sciences

Older people's prevention services: local authority and voluntary sector perspectives

Description
Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) have historically played a significant role in the delivery of adult social care. Often associated with qualities such as strong community links, access to disadvantaged groups and innovative practice, TSOs remain a popular choice with local authority commissioners as providers of preventative services such as befriending, help with shopping and domestic work, and exercise and social groups.
Date:
28/11/2013
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