News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

New study to investigate efficiency, cost and quality of mental healthcare provision

Description
A new study will explore the efficiency, cost and quality of current provision across all mental health trusts in England and investigate how organisational changes can be made to drive efficiency improvements.
Date:
24/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Do you have experience in health and care services improvement? Join the Q network

Description
A community dedicated to connecting people who have health and care improvement expertise are now recruiting new members across the West Midlands.
Date:
20/03/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Launch of Special Australasian Edition of Journal of Integrated Care

Description
Dr Robin Miller from the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham will be delivering a keynote address around international perspectives on integrated care to mark the formal launch of the Journal of Integrated Care's special issue on Integrated Care in Australasia.
Date:
15/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Video: older people don't choose to take up hospital beds

Description
In an article on The Conversation, Jon Glasby discusses NIHR research which interviewed older people about their emergency admissions to hospital, addressing the assumption that many older people are admitted to hospital when they don't really need to be.
Date:
13/02/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Poor mental health in the West Midlands region costs more than £3000 per person, study finds

Description
A new study has estimated the financial impact of poor mental health on the West Midlands region to be over £12 billion per year, including nearly £2 billion a year as a direct cost to the NHS – equivalent to more than £3000 for every person living in the area.
Date:
31/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Housing and the Good Society: Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)

Description
A new report, 'Social Housing and the Good Society - Policy Futures Report for Webb Memorial Trust (2015-16)' is the final output of a programme of work for the Webb Memorial Trust, exploring change in social housing in England.
Date:
25/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Theresa May, the JAMs and Social Justice in an Era of Turbulence

Description
The speed with which Theresa May was `catapulted' into the leadership both of her Party and the nation following David Cameron's rapid departure from office after the EU referendum, has left many commentators seeking clues about the prospective economic and social agenda of her new government.
Date:
23/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?

Is the crisis in the NHS as bad as the Red Cross says it is?
Description
The Conversation website has just published a piece by HSMC Director, Judith Smith, together with Andy Street (or York University) and Paula Lorgelly (of the Office of Health Economics) about the current NHS pressures and funding.
Date:
16/01/2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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