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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Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate

Tough choices and new opportunities in a cold fiscal climate
Description
To coincide with the publication of the latest HSMC newsletter the editors Iestyn Williams and Jenny Harlock reflect on how the NHS is coping with the challenges brought by austerity.
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Two cents worth?

Two cents worth?
Description
Fate over the last month has transpired to bring into sharper relief the issue of how the NHS (in England) has become more exposed to and influenced by international trends in health policy and management.
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?

Alcoholism: Heartsink or microcosm?
Description
Few GPs get excited by seeing known alcoholics walk into their surgery; they are the classic 'heartsink' patients, with a host of problems, often insoluble.
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

International Nurses' Day

International Nurses' Day
Description
Recently it was International Nurses' day - a day when nurses across the world celebrate and reflect on nursing through a variety of ways. I wanted to add my reflections to this, in part generated from a small comment made by Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England in his inaugural speech last month (link below). He mentioned the need for "more professional authority for nurses and midwives" – but does this matter?
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Sandwell Public Health - My life course

Sandwell Public Health - My life course
Description
John Middleton, the longest serving Director of Public Health until his retirement earlier this year, reflects on his career.
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

Description
Faced with an ageing population and a growing number of people with long-term conditions, a common concern for policy makers has been that high levels of emergency hospital admissions concentrate too many resources in expensive, acute care, leaving insufficient funding to invest in community-based alternatives.
Date:
19/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition

Description
The Health Services Management Centre are delighted to be attending NHS Confederation Annual Conference and Exhibition, 4 - 6 June 2014. This year's conference is being held at the Liverpool ACC and HSMC have a stand (H74) all week in the exhibition hall.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Public service workers will have to become Jacks and Jills of all trades

Description
An article by HSMC's Catherine Needham entitled 'Public service workers will have to become Jacks and Jills of all trades' was published in 'The Guardian' today, 15 May 2014.
Date:
15/05/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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