The current financial situation coupled with growing demographic pressures on the health and social care system demands that organisations and individuals within them adapt and move towards more integrated, preventative and efficient models of delivery and organisation (Christie, 2011). Robust and practically relevant evidence is central to realising the improvements required. An important source of such evidence comes from research projects carried out by managers, senior practitioners and policy makers in the context of postgraduate study. These projects directly address the most pressing practical and conceptual challenges faced by individuals and organisations. As such they provide a rich and timely evidence base, essential to delivering effective change.
Practitioners, policy makers and researchers are warmly invited to join us at the University of Edinburgh for this half day seminar to hear key findings from recently completed postgraduate projects addressing issues directly related to integration and service improvement in health and social care. The seminar will include a mixture of plenary and parallel paper and poster sessions with opportunities for informal discussion and networking.
Attendance at the seminar is free. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
For further information about this seminar, please contact Dr Ailsa Cook, School of Health in Social Sciences at The University of Edinburgh - email@example.com
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