News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Hard Times for Public Health

Description
Recent years have seen dramatic changes to the structure of our public health system in England, triggered by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. Last month's Health Select Committee report scrutinises how the changes are working in practice.
Date:
04/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries

Integrated Care: Unlocking the mysteries
Description
Mystery is not a word that we often connect with health and care as these are worlds in which we like to deal with the practical and the real. However it often seems that working out how best to successfully co-ordinate the contribution of different professionals, services and agencies is clouded in uncertainty and doubt.
Date:
04/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

School of Social Policy visits Indian Universities

Description
Prof Barbara Fawcett, Director of Internationalisation for CoSS and School of Social Policy International Lead, recently visited a number of Universities in India.
Date:
04/10/2016
Categories:
Social Sciences

MDTs: Learning from research and practice, Free event, Thursday 17 November

Description
HSMC is helping to organise and run a learning event exploring Multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs)
Date:
04/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

The 'Rehabilitation Revolution' in probation services - the perilous position of third sector organisations

Description
Last week the Public Accounts Committee published its report into the 'Transforming rehabilitation' reforms to probation services. The report was critical of the slow pace of the reforms and of the worrying lack of progress in property involving the third sector in the programme. Committee Chair Meg Hillier concluded that: 'Government may have cause to regret using the potent language of 'revolution' for its Transforming Rehabilitation reforms.'
Date:
03/10/2016

Care closer to home - a fairytale?

Care closer to home - a fairytale?
Description
As a staff nurse in hospital many years ago, during a particularly trying shift, I heard myself say to a relative who was late "well it isn't actually visiting time - but alright then" and immediately thought, "who do you think you are to stop people visiting their loved ones? - what's the matter with you?"
Date:
03/10/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Priorities 2016 summary

Priorities 2016 summary
Description
By Paul Mark Mitchell, Health Economist at the University Of Bristol. This was my first experience of the biennial conference organised by the International Society on Priorities in Health Care.
Date:
29/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHSCC launch new report to support CCGs in making difficult decisions

Description
NHS Clinical Commissioners has today launched a new publication to support CCGs in making difficult decisions about prioritisation of resources and changes to local services.
Date:
28/09/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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