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50 years of NHS inquiries: why they matter and what we can learn from them

50 years of NHS inquiries: why they matter and what we can learn from them
Description
It is fifty years since what most people think of as the first NHS inquiry, what have we learnt?
Date:
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Squeezed budgets, leaky roofs and rationing: views of NHS finance officers on limited capital budgets

Description
Incremental neglect tips over into significant and costly malfunction; squandered opportunities for strategic renewal and improvement: this is what the squeeze on NHS capital budgets means, writes HSMC's Iestyn Williams.
Date:
Friday 8th March 2019
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Self-funders and Social Care: from bystanders to core participants?

Description
The presence of self-funders shapes and re-shapes the social care market in ways which have a profound impact and must be seen as integral to the operation of adult social care.
Date:
Tuesday 29th January 2019
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Resetting the rules for primary care and mental health

Description
The rules need resetting in favour of a newly skilled multi-professional front line for mental health care which is designed around people's needs rather than tweaking an outdated primary/secondary care system that is based on faulty assumptions.
Date:
Friday 21st December 2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

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 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
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