School of Social Policy

Welcome to the School of Social Policy, where our mission is ‘to understand the world – but also to change it’. This means carrying out high quality and relevant research, but then using this as a starting point for making a practical difference in the real world through our teaching, our professional training, our policy advice and our work with local communities, the public and the media. 

70 years of the NHS

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Posted 13 November 2018

New funding for the NHS: what happens next?

Amid discussion about exactly how much the UK Government has increased NHS funding by and what it could be spent, Professor Judith Smith, Director of the Health Services Management Centre looks at what plans we can expect for an extra £20.5bn a year by 2023–24.

Posted 13 November 2018

New funding for the NHS: what happens next?

Amid discussion about exactly how much the UK Government has increased NHS funding by and what it could be spent, Professor Judith Smith, Director of the Health Services Management Centre looks at what plans we can expect for an extra £20.5bn a year by 2023–24.

Posted 08 November 2018

How can we fix adult social care?

Professor Catherine Needham discusses adult social care services in this Social Sciences Birmingham blog.

Posted 07 November 2018

Turn it purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

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.

Posted 07 November 2018

Hope for Housing conference report

On Monday 5 November David Mullins, Emeritus Professor of Housing Policy presented a 36 page report of the July Hope for Housing Conference to the Steering Group of Birmingham Community Homes and to Councillor Karen McCarthy, Chair of Planning at Birmingham City Council.

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