Mid Staffs Public Inquiry


The final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry was published on Wednesday 6 February 2013. Please use the links below to access the executive summary.
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Content on dementia


The UK Government has announced plans to train and recruit 1 million volunteer ‘Dementia Friends’ to provide help and support to people with dementia. This scheme is one of a range of measures to boost early diagnosis and to increase awareness and understanding of this condition. 

To mark this UK Government drive we have highlighted below some recent content from across Emerald’s Health & Social Care Collection of journals on dementia and related conditions.
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New report predicts significant rise in demand for long-term care in Ireland


Report highlights variations in care provision

A new report  (Thursday, 25 October 2012) finds that the number of older people needing long-term care is set to increase significantly in the years to 2021. It finds that there will be an annual increase of 2,833 older people requiring residential care or home help in the Republic of Ireland and 565 in Northern Ireland.   If the ability of families to care informally is not sustained at its present high level, these increased needs for formal care will be greater.

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BSA FSHI Book Prize 2012 - Reader Offer


35% off FSHI Prize Winning Book

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BSA Medical Sociology Group AGM at the 2012 Conference

All delegates at the conference are warmly invited to attend the Medical Sociology Group’s AGM on Thursday 6th September at 12:45, in the Quenby Room, John Foster Hall, University of Leicester. Please note that only BSA members should vote however.
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Open Access

I am doing some work on Open Access issues for the Academy of Social Sciences. It has just been brought to my attention that EPSRC are requiring any social scientist receiving their funds to publish in
journals that conform to their Open Access policies, which require free deposit in repositories after six months, where the time period for ESRC and AHRC-funded work is twelve months.
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BRITISH SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY GROUP PHIL STRONG MEMORIAL PRIZE


We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2012-13. It is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200. The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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Mental Health Online Blog

On behalf of Melanie Jordan and the blog's editorial team, the Institute of Mental Health (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust & University of Nottingham) blog invites and welcomes both comments and posts. Please join the (mental health broadly defined) debates via: http://imhblog.wordpress.com/.NIHR CLAHRC-NDLNottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust & University of NottinghamInstitute for Mental HealthUniversity
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Last chance to save the NHS

Dear friends across Britain,[http://avaaz_images.s3.amazonaws.com/2250_865637_3_200x100.png]We have just days to save the NHS. Opposition from doctors, nurses and patients has rocked the government. Our massive outcry now can persuade undecided members of the House of Lords to say no to the bill on Monday and get the government to publish its report on the risks of these changes. Sign here to save
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Medical sociology under threat

Clive Seale, holder of the ‘Sir Michael Perrin Chair of Medical Sociology’ at Barts and the London (the school of medicine located within Queen Mary, University of London, in the heart of London’s East End) and editor of Sociology of Health and Illness has been told that his post is ‘at risk’ in a review of medical school staff, part of an exercise to save the medical
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New monthly e-newsletter

The Health Foundation has recently launched a free monthly e-newsletter, and we would like to encourage people in the health improvement community to sign up to it.  The Health Foundation is an independent charity working to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK. It has recently set up a monthly e-newsletter for clinicians and non-clinicians, offering a range of perspectives
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Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize 2011

The BSA and the organising team for the Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference wish to extend warm congratulations to Roberto Abadie, winner of the 2011 Foundation of  Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize. His winning book is “The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects”.The Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize of
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BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2012

Nominations are being sought for the 2012 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best first and sole authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between: 1 December 2010 and 30 November 2011. The winner will receive a prize of £1,000, one year's free subscription to ‘The Sociological Review’ (published by Wiley-Blackwell) and an invitation
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New Editorial Team in place

A new team of academics from The Open University has taken over editorial responsibility for Medical Sociology online (MSo).The team, led by Dr Jackie Watts, paid tribute to the outgoing team from Liverpool University, saying they had taken the journal to a new level.
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BSA Medical Sociology Group 43rd Annual Conference 2011

The BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference is always an essential networking event for Medical Sociology academics and professionals. The group celebrates its 43rd Anniversary conference in 2011 and interest in the field of Medical Sociology continues to increase. The conference will take place at the University of Chester, from 14–16 September 2011.The conference programme includes research
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Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The judging panel of this year’s Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize have released their shortlist. They have announced that - of 17 nominated books - the short list consists of: Abadie, Roberto - The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects – (Duke University Press 2010). Nominated by Rebecca Tiger, Middlebury College, VT. Teman, Elly - Birthing
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