News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?

Is Labour's cancer test the right priority?
Description
No one will be surprised to see that Labour has put health care at the front, the back and the middle of its election strategy. Given the prominence of the NHS in the national psyche and Labour's status as its natural protector, they would arguably be foolish to do anything else.
Date:
20/10/2014

HSMC Survey

Description
HSMC thanks everybody who took part in their recent survey regarding their services at the Health Services Management Centre. A large number of responses were received from a wide range of people, including current students, alumni and a variety of people working within Health Services in the UK.
Date:
20/10/2014
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

Debates in personalisation

Description
This unique book, by HSMC's Jon Glasby and Catherine Needham, brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Decisions of value report

Description
HSMC has completed a review of the published literature on 'decisions of value' in health care for the NHS Confederation.
Date:
14/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Care, work, sleep, repeat

Description
Head of the College of Social Sciences, Professor Saul Becker, estimates that there are a quarter of a million of young adult carers, and says more needs to be done in schools, universities and across government to recognise the growing needs of this invisible army. Saul recently featured on the BBC Radio 4 programme, 'Care, Work, Sleep, Repeat', which aired on Friday 10 October.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Social Sciences

Is the call for a tougher UK response to extremists unreasonable?

Description
The School of Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen, participated in a live debate for 'Voice of Russia' on the new counter-extremism powers proposed by Theresa May at the Tory party conference. Under these new proposals preachers of hate will be banned from public speaking or spreading their propoganda on social media, under sweeping new powers.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat
Description
"Something big is happening here". Those were the words of Nigel Farage following the news that Douglas Carswell had become UKIP's first member of parliament in the Clacton by-election.
Date:
13/10/2014
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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