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Leadership collaboration, cooperation and co-production

Description
In a new Viewpoint, HSMC Director of Leadership Belinda Weir identifies some of the key learning from the development of a ground-breaking new programme for aspiring public health directors.
Date:
Friday 15th December 2017
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Community Hospitals – Discovering a New Model of Care?

Description
Community Hospitals evoke emotions of loyalty, passion and pride from their local communities. A sense of "ownership" comes from the fact that these small rural hospitals were built and sustained by the communities themselves before the NHS, and have provided a place of care and healing for generations. In her Viewpoint, the President of the Community Hospitals Association Helen Tucker looks at some of the fundamental changes impacting on community hospitals and the services they provide.
Date:
Friday 15th December 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Ethical leadership in the medical community

Description
How do medical leaders make wise and ethical decisions, when there are multiple factors to consider and when the 'right' decision in one circumstance may offer little guide to the best and most ethical decision in another? Mervyn Conroy and Catherine Weir report on a 3-year research project using interviews with doctors at various points in their clinical practice to understand how medical leaders approach decision-making.
Date:
Tuesday 12th December 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Experts by experience: how service users shape research

Description
What constitutes 'good' co-production, how to incorporate it into a project, and what to do with the perspectives gained from peoples lived experiences? Insights from a current research project at HSMC.
Date:
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Graduation day for NHS leaders

Description
Almost 1200 graduates from flagship Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme have now received a Master in Healthcare Leadership, along with the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare leadership.
Date:
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Categories:
Social Sciences, Teaching

Three ways to make patient safety real

Description
Prompted by a recent visit by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite to the Centre, Kerry Allen discusses three theoretical concepts for the development of safer health care systems and their manifestation in health care practice.
Date:
Friday 1st December 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

NHS funding: some temporary respite

Description
Professor Judith Smith in the Birmingham Perspective: "For the NHS, this Budget settlement represents more of what the Comprehensive Spending Review offered – a crisis deferred not averted. New money is insufficient to address deep-seated problems, and the Chancellor is linking it to achieving waiting list and other targets that are already proving way out of reach for the NHS."
Date:
Friday 24th November 2017

Community-based care: Professor Judith Smith to give keynote at Australian conference

Description
Will shifting care from hospitals into the community save money? Her keynote will consider some of the assumptions on which policy decisions are based.
Date:
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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