Creative practices within social care – Seminar – 5 May

SDHI is delighted to announce a further Seminar to be held on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 2.00pm in room 1S05, Dahousie Building, University of Dundee

‘It’s All in The Detail – creative practices within social care’

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A presentation by artists and their collaborators exploring the innovative work with people with profound learning disabilities on the Artlink Ideas Team

Please see seminar flyer for further information

All Welcome
If you would like to attend, please contact Rosanne Bell (r.c.bell@dundee.ac.uk)

Transformative Innovation in Health and Social Care

Professors Thilo Kroll and Huw Davies, Co-Directors of SDHI along with colleagues

Dr Margaret Hannah, Director of Public Health, NHS Fife
Professor Vikki Entwistle, Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen
Professor Brendan McCormack, School of Nursing, Queen Margaret University
Professor Belinda Dewar, University of the West of Scotland
Graham Leicester, Director, International Futures Forum
Nicola Gray, Programme Manager, Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre

have been awarded funding from the Scottish Universities Insight Institute (SUII) for a project entitled Understanding, forming and fostering a culture of transformative innovation in health and social care

This proposal focuses on the kinds of transformative innovation that are needed within services and communities to address pressing concerns about the appropriateness and sustainability of health and social care provision across whole populations. It brings together leading Scottish and international thinkers and practitioners from three key areas of research and practice development, and provides a structured but flexible programme within which they can generate synergistic insights into the conditions that can enable the kinds of cultures of transformative innovation that could foster the provision of health and social support consistent with the best aspirations of humanity.

The three areas of practice and development that underpin the programme are: (1) Fifth wave thinking (ideas oriented to deal with the contemporary challenges of public health for which previous major developments in public health are proving insufficient); (2) Person-centred care (a cluster of ideas about both what is humane and morally appropriate in health and social care provision and how people can contribute to their own health and wellbeing); and (3) Transformation (studies of transformative rather than less radical or far-reaching forms of innovation).

Building out from existing collaborations within the three areas, programme partners and participants have been drawn from universities and from state and third sector policy leaders and health and social care providers. Supported by a strong commitment particularly from the International Futures Forum, a series of webinars and workshops will enable a sharing of current understandings and perspectives and facilitate fresh, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral conversations oriented both to understand and promote positive transformation both during and beyond the span of the programme.

The objectives of the proposed work are:

  1. Create the space for creative and productive cross-boundary and inter-disciplinary ‘facilitated dialogue’ to scope out the relevant bodies of work and strands of thinking that can underpin transformative innovation in health and social care and public health;
  2. Build a cumulative vision of the relevant organisational and system features of transformation-enabled public services around population health and care;
  3. Map a series of actions for key influencers within the system that may help to bring about the conditions for transformation capacities and capabilities;
  4. Define the means by which we can develop an assessment of the progress towards building such transformative capacities and capabilities;
  5. Create an action-focused research agenda to provide a better evidence base for the underpinnings of transformation through innovation in health and social care and public health.
  6. Prompt the emergence of new collaborations that can take forward investigations and actions in support of both research and transformative change.

Facilitating meaningful dialogue around diverse kinds of knowledge

hcr-wales_logoIn a joint event with Health and Care Research Wales, RURU will explore the ways that meaningful dialogue can be facilitated. The day will focus on supporting dialogue around various types of knowledge that might inform frontline services in health care, social care, education and associated services and partners. The intention is that outputs should include an academic journal article.

ruru-logo-smThis event will take place on Monday 21 March, 2016 in the School of Management at the University of St Andrews

Further details are available here

Humanising Healthcare Conference – 9th & 10th June

NHS Boards in Ayrshire and Arran, Fife, Dumfries and Galloway, along with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), are hosting this free opportunity to attend the Humanising Healthcare Conference to share learning, explore health and social care today, consider the impact of working in this environment and what can be done to support staff to be more resilient.   The conference is taking place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th June 2015 in the Beardmore Conference Centre, Glasgow. 

Please see programme, booking form and workshop information.   Closing date for registration is Monday 1st June 2015.

PhD Opportunity – Evidencing the role of social care for people with multi-morbidities – a mixed methods project to understand and successfully analyse linked health and social care data on older people

This collaborative ESRC / Scottish Government funded PhD studentship project will examine a broad range of issues around understanding, interpreting and using linked health and social care data. The project is a collaboration between the University of Dundee, University of Stirling and the Scottish Government Analytical Services Division.

Application Closing Date:  Saturday, May 31, 2014

For further information please follow the links below

http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=54558

http://graduate.cmdn.dundee.ac.uk/phd-studentships/evidencing-role-social-care-people-multi-morbidities-mixed-methods-project