News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

Lord Carter's Report on NHS procurement: it's déjà vu all over again…

Description
A viewpoint by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of the Department of Procurement and Operations Management, Birmingham Business School
Date:
24/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Russell Mannion is presenting a keynote presentation on Hospital Board Governance of Patient Safety at an international health conference

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Professor Russell Mannion is a keynote speaker at an international conference hosted by St Hugh's College, Oxford
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Micro-enterprise: small enough to care?

Description
The study found that micro-enterprises can deliver more personalised, innovative and valued support for a similar or lower cost than larger providers. These benefits seem to be based on the micro-enterprises having greater continuity of staff, greater staff autonomy and greater accessibility of managers compared to larger organisations.
Date:
22/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Networking Event Sparks Ideas for new Collaborations

Description
The Housing and Communities Research Group held a successful first ideas and networking lunch on 9th June. The report from the event will outline how actions identified in the three workshops can be taken forward in the new work programme.
Date:
18/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

How language differences are bridged in public-space social interactions

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Susanne Wessendorf explains how language differences are skilfully bridged in public-space social interactions, for example at markets or in shops
Date:
17/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Non-NHS income: another example of privatisation or a financial lifeline?

Description
Although there was some debate about NHS privatisation in the recent general election campaign, it was perhaps surprising that more prominence was given to one of the key aspects of the controversial 2012 Health and Social Act.
Date:
16/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Social Work programmes met with high approval from the Health and Care Professions Council

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We are delighted to announce, following a recent visit from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the Social Work programmes both BA and MA 'have met all of the HCPC's 58 Standards of Education and Training without any conditions.
Date:
11/06/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Holding on while letting go: The toughest challenge of all

Holding on while letting go: The toughest challenge of all
Description
Simon Stevens left the NHS Confederation audience in no doubt. The deal is sealed with the Government about an additional £8bn for the NHS by 2020.
Date:
08/06/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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