News in the School of Social Policy

This is the latest news from the School of Social Policy, its Departments and Research Centres.

News

HSMC now partner in regional research support service

Description
HSMC is now a partner in the Research Design Service West Midlands which provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.
Date:
17/05/2018
Categories:
Research

The neglected fields of health care decision making - recent work at HSMC

Description
Two new studies consider how contextual influences and constrained capital spending is affecting decision making and priority setting in the health service.
Date:
11/05/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Now recruiting: Second cohort of aspiring public health directors

Description
This programme, delivered in partnership with Public Health England, is for those who have been working at a senior level for at least 2 years and who have the ability and desire to be a Director of Public Health (or work at Director level in their own profession) within 3 years of the end of the programme.
Date:
10/05/2018
Categories:
Teaching

Birmingham academic helps inform inquiry into social care funding

Description
On Saturday 28 April, Professor of Health and Social Care Jon Glasby spoke the Citizens' Assembly on Social Care, which is part of an inquiry that is being carried out by two Parliamentary Select Committees into the long-term funding of adult social care for both working and older age adults.
Date:
08/05/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

There is no wealth but life: addressing health inequalities

Description
Our social norms and policy practices tolerate inequality, says Karen Newbigging in her latest Viewpoint. So what can be done about this at national and local levels?
Date:
18/04/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Criticality not Commemoration: responding to the BBC airing Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech

Description
Chris Allen, School of Social Policy Associate writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham blog: The decision by the BBC to air Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech in full, in commemoration of its 50th anniversary, is nothing less than bewildering.
Date:
17/04/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Don't call me a customer: public service markets and the citizen

Description
The College of Social Sciences was delighted to present the inaugural lecture of Professor Catherine Needham, Professor of Public Policy and Public Management.
Date:
11/04/2018

The adoption itch: time to scratch below the surface

Description
Simon Cardy, School of Social Policy Associate writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham blog: Controversies in adoption, particularly around race, have been an issue since the Major government, in what Paul Garrett describes in his recent book Welfare Words as an 'itching' pre-occupation of governments with child adoption.
Date:
06/04/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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