Professor Jon Glasby

Professor Jon Glasby

School of Social Policy
Professor of Health and Social Care and Head of School of Social Policy

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School of Social Policy
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, sits on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care (2012-18).

From 2008 to 2015, he was Director of the University’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC).  He is currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, has previously served as a NED at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2010-2015) and Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (2015-2018) and has been a trustee of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE, 2003-2009).  He is also a former Board member of the Campaign for Social Science (2016-2018).

Jon is also a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Senior Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Jon specialises in research, teaching, consultancy and policy advice around:

  • Partnership working in health and social care
  • Strategic commissioning
  • Personalisation
  • Community Care services for older people

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2003)
  • PhD Social Policy, University of Birmingham (2001)
  • MA/Diploma in Social Work, University of Birmingham (1999)
  • BA (Hons), University of Birmingham (1997) (1st class)

Biography

Jon Glasby is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy. Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He is the author of a series of leading textbooks on health and social services, has sat on the advisory board of The Policy Press, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care (2012-18). From 2008 to 2015, he was Director of the University’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), and helped to design and deliver the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan programme for senior NHS leaders. He is currently a Non-Executive Director (NED) of University Hospitals Birmingham and of Birmingham Children's Trust, has previously served as a NED at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2010-2015) and, from 2003 to 2009, was a trustee of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Jon is also a Fellow of the RSA, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, a Senior Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Jon has previously been involved with policy advice to the NHS Future Forum, the Ministerial Working Group on Health and Social Care Integration, the development of personal health budgets and the policy teams responsible for the 2007 framework for commissioning for health and well-being, the 2006 NHS White Paper and the 2005 social care Green Paper. His work with Downing Street (2010) on the future reform and costs of adult social care was launched by the former Prime Minister and appeared in outlets such as the BBC News/News 24, the New York Times and The Financial Times. Jon has also been a regular contributor to practice-based publications such as Community Care, and is the author of numerous articles and textbooks on health and social care. Jon has previously been identified as one of The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘five ones to watch’ for the future of the social sciences and is a previous winner of the Social Policy Association’s ‘best newcomer’ award.

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Glasby’s previous projects have included:

- Older people's experiences of emergency hospital admission
- National evaluation of community hospitals
- Integrated care and chronic disease
- The outcomes of care home closures
- Preventative approaches in adult social care
- Joint working between general practice and social care
- Managing change in social care
- National research and policy advice around health and social care partnerships
- National, regional and local policy advice around direct payments and health care
- Research into the future of adult social care (commissioned by 10 Downing Street)
- Older people's experiences of moving across organisational boundaries
- The impact of joint commissioning
- Integrated care for older people across the EU
- Understanding what works in adult mental health

Publications

Highlight publications

Glasby, J 2019, The short guide to health and social care. Short Guides, Policy Press.

Davidson, D, Ellis Paine, A, Glasby, J, Williams, I, Tucker, H, Crilly, T, Crilly, J, Le Mesurier, N, Mohan, J, Kamerade, D, Seamark, D & Marriott, J 2019, Analysis of the profile, characteristics, patient experience and community value of community hospitals: a multimethod study. vol. 7, 1 edn, National Institute for Health Research. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr07010

Glasby, J, Allen, K & Robinson, S 2018, 'A game of two halves? Understanding the process and outcomes of English care home closures: qualitative and quantitative perspectives' Social Policy and Administration. https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12412

Glasby, J, Needham, C, Allen, K, Hall, K & McKay, S 2018, 'The Goldilocks Question: What Size is 'Just Right' for Social Care Providers?' International Journal of Care and Caring, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 65-87. https://doi.org/10.1332/239788218X15187913719956

Exworthy, M, Powell, M & Glasby, J 2017, 'The governance of integrated health and social care in England since 2010: great expectations not met once again?' Health Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2017.07.009

Recent publications

Book

Glasby, J 2017, Understanding health and social care. Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series, 3rd edn, Policy Press.

Article

Thwaites, R, Glasby, J, Le Mesurier, N & Littlechild, R 2019, 'Interviewing older people about their experiences of emergency hospital admission: methodology in health services research' Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 124-129. https://doi.org/10.1177/1355819618801696

Glasby, J, Littlechild, R, Le Mesurier, N & Thwaites, R 2019, 'Who knows best? Older people’s and practitioner contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions' Health economics, policy, and law.

Seamark, D, Davidson, D, Ellis Paine, A, Glasby, J & Tucker, H 2019, 'Factors affecting the changing role of GP clinicians in community hospitals: a qualitative interview study in England' British Journal of General Practice . https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp19X701345

Glasby, J, Lynch, J & Robinson, S 2018, 'If telecare is the answer, what was the question? Storylines, tensions and the unintended consequences of technology-supported care' Critical Social Policy. https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018318762737

Glasby, J 2016, 'If integration is the answer what was the question? What next for English health and social care' International Journal of Integrated Care. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.2535

Chapter

Glasby, J 2016, Person-centred approaches: a policy perspective. in B McCormack & T McCance (eds), Person-Centred Practice in Nursing and Health Care: Theory and Practice. 2nd edn, Wiley-Blackwell.

Glasby, J 2016, Social care. in P Alcock, T Haux, M May & S Wright (eds), The Student's Companion to Social Policy. 5th edn, Wiley-Blackwell.

Comment/debate

Glasby, J 2017, 'Health system performance management: a UK perspective' Healthcare Papers, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 30-33. https://doi.org/10.12927/hcpap.2017.25413

Digital or Visual Products

Glasby, J, Video: older people don't choose to take up hospital beds, 2017, Digital or Visual Products, The Conversation .

Editorial

Glasby, J 2018, 'Health and social care: What’s in a name?' British Medical Journal, vol. BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k201 (Published 15 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k201

Glasby, J 2017, 'The holy grail of health and social care integration' British Medical Journal, vol. 356. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j801

Glasby, J 2016, 'After “the end of local government as we know it,” what next for social care?' British Medical Journal, vol. 355, 355 . https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6696

Other contribution

Glasby, J 2018, International perspective: investigating ALC [alternative levels of care] through patients’ lived experience: Q & A with Dr Jon Glasby. Ontario Hospital Association, Toronto.

Glasby, J 2018, ‘Achieving closure?’ What happens to older people when care homes close?. University of Birmingham.

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Expertise

Health and adult social care - including services for older people, inter-agency working and personalisation

Languages and other information

Jon is Director of the University's Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)

Media experience

Jon is a regular commentator in the print and broadcast media on a wide range of issues relating to health and social care including individual budgets, heath and social care reform. He has also provided a number of in depth commentary pieces for outlets including the Guardian.

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Expertise

Health and Social care

Jon Glasby is Professor of Health and Social Care, and specialises in joint working between the NHS and adult social care, community care services for older people and the personalisation agenda.  He has worked with the Department of Health, Cabinet Office, Downing Street and various national health and social care bodies to advise on the future of health and social services.  Recent contributions include debates on the future of adult social care funding for the Local Government Association and for the Citizens’ Assembly organised by the House of Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee and Health and Social Care Committee.  His work on what happens to older people when care homes close helped to inform debates about responses to the demise of Southern Cross, and local authority plans about how best to support residents in such circumstances.