News in the School of Social Policy

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

News

How can we fix adult social care?

Description
Professor Catherine Needham discusses adult social care services in this Social Sciences Birmingham blog.
Date:
08/11/2018
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:
07/11/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences

Hope for Housing conference report

Description
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.
Date:
07/11/2018

Social care research gets up to £20 million boost from NIHR

Social care research gets up to £20 million boost from NIHR
Description
Social care research in England is set to receive up to £20 million in new funding through the National Institute for Health Research, boosting research to improve adult social care across the country.
Date:
06/11/2018

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:
29/10/2018
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:
14/09/2018
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:
14/09/2018
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

HMP Birmingham – the challenge of privatisation within a struggling prison system

Description
The recent revelation of the issues in HMP Birmingham, raises a range of questions about both privatisation of prisons, and deeper endemic problems faced by our criminal justice system.
Date:
06/09/2018
Categories:
Social Sciences
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