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How can we fix adult social care?

Description
Professor Catherine Needham discusses adult social care services in this Social Sciences Birmingham blog.
Date:
Thursday 8th November 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Turn it purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Description
Outcomes for, and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer, desperately require improvement. Marking Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Hilary Brown (HSMC), Alistair Hewison (MDS) and Keith Roberts (UHB NHS Foundation Trust) consider elements of a multidisciplinary programme of research.
Date:
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Budget 2018 and the NHS: the gauntlet has been thrown

Description
HSMC Director Professor Judith Smith in the Viewpoint: "However much the NHS needs this additional funding to ease profound current pressures, it now has to grasp the nettle of how it will change and modernise services to assure politicians and the public of its response to the challenge posed."
Date:
Monday 29th October 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Phronesis and the Medical Community: Follow-on Impact and Engagement

Description
An HSMC-led research team has been successful in securing funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a follow-on project to the study on phronesis (practical wisdom) and the medical community.
Date:
Friday 14th September 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Phronesis and Ethical Decision Making for Clinical Leaders: a Moral Debating Resource

Description
In our latest Viewpoint, HSMC Senior Fellow Mervyn Conroy summarises the findings from the phronesis research project in relation to clinical leadership.
Date:
Friday 14th September 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS staff often fearful of raising legitimate concerns, research finds

Description
A change in culture within the NHS is needed to ensure that managers are less resistant to hearing, and acting upon, bad news, research led by the University of Birmingham has found.
Date:
Thursday 6th September 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Speaking Up in Health Care: The Canary in the Mine?

Description
Professor Russell Mannion summarises key findings on research which aims to sharpen up thinking around speaking up and whistleblowing in health care
Date:
Monday 3rd September 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Key to lifelong good mental health – learn resilience in childhood

Description
Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management Karen Newbigging in The Conversation: "Everybody benefits from more resilient children."
Date:
Wednesday 29th August 2018
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