The School of Social Policy’s Jon Glasby has been invited to address the WithScotland 2015 conference. Speaking alongside the Scottish Minister for Public Health, Police Scotland and colleagues from Social Work Scotland, Jon explored the evidence base around what works and what doesn’t work in inter-agency settings.
WithScotland is the national body responsible for supporting child and adult protection practice, policy and research in Scotland. Jon’s session was requested in response to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014, which will lead to increasingly integrated health and social care services in Scotland. Jon and the School of Social Policy were chosen to provide this input based on Birmingham’s national and international track record in terms of inter-agency working, including:
- HSMC’s policy advice to the Department of Health, the Cabinet Office, Downing Street and others around integrated care
- Editing the Journal of Integrated Care.
- Leading textbooks such as Partnership working in health and social care (2nd ed., 2014, The Policy Press) and An A to Z of inter-agency working (2014, Palgrave) [link to both]
- HSMC’s integrated care specialism as part of their broader MSc in Health Care Policy and Management.