News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Five key moments that shaped the NHS under the coalition

Description
An article by HSMC's Mark Exworthy and Jon Glasby entitled 'Five key moments that shaped the NHS under the coalition' was recently published in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
17/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Dr Judith Smith appointed as new Director of Health Services Management Centre

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The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Judith Smith as the new Director of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), succeeding Professor Jon Glasby.
Date:
16/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Round table event on mental health social work

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Dr Jerry Tew has been invited to present the academic perspective on the future direction of mental health social work at a Roundtable Event with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Social Work and the British Association of Social Workers at the House of Commons on Wednesday 10th December.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Staff satisfaction and organisational performance: evidence from a longitudinal secondary analysis of the NHS staff survey and outcome data

Description
A team from HSMC and the University of Sheffield (Martin Powell, Jeremy Dawson, Anna Topakas, Joan Durose and Chris Fewtrell) have just published a report on 'Staff Satisfaction and Organisational Performance' which was funded by NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.
Date:
12/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership

Why we need to keep talking about gender and leadership
Description
In 1987, like generations of NHS graduate management trainees, I made my way to Harrogate for the 2-day assessment centre which determined which bright-eyed and bushy-tailed graduates were to be admitted to the national scheme. I can still recall how surprised and impressed I was that the final appointments panel was chaired by a woman chief executive, and that she took time during the interview to talk to me about the NHS' opportunities and support for women managers.
Date:
11/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Leading Patient Safety: Berwick, Blades and Birds

Leading Patient Safety: Berwick, Blades and Birds
Description
Since patient safety was propelled to the top of the NHS agenda with the Berwick and Keogh reviews last year, healthcare organisations have had good reason to re-evaluate how confident they are about the safety of care and treatment experienced by patients.
Date:
09/12/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

The Goldilocks Question: What Size is Just Right for Health and Social Care Organisations?

The Goldilocks Question: What Size is Just Right for Health and Social Care Organisations?
Description
The Care Quality Commission yesterday published its annual State of Health Care and Adult Social Care in England. The headline finding was that, despite lots of great practice, the variation in the quality and safety of care in England is too wide and unacceptable.
Date:
17/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
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