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Explainer: What is the Kidney Disorder that Jonah Lomu Had?

Dr John Sayer explains the disorder and the current research taking place at the University.


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High resolution brain connectivity

Dr Peter Taylor will be presenting his work.


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Investigating effect of dystrophin loss on brain function in mouse models for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Emine Bagdatlioglu will be presenting work.


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PET imaging studies in head and neck cancer

Dr Rachel Pearson will be presenting her work.

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Seminar Series #10: Little Heresies in Public Policy

17.30 - 18.00 registration, 19.00 drinks reception and networking

Speaker: Prof Rob Wilson, Director of Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise, Newcastle University Business School

Free Registration: (required in order to attend)

Rob's Heresy - Problems with Integrated Health and Social Care: Why integration doesn't solve the problem of fragmentation in public services

Rob's heresy is one of the major assumptions in public policy, that integration solves the problem of fragmentation in public services.

Integrating Health and Social care has been a policy mantra for government since the late 90's. The programme for integration is rooted in a series of responses to a panoply of high profile service disasters Alder Hey, Shipman, Climbie, combined with ongoing service governance and delivery issues like 'interprofessional collaboration', 'common assessments'  'bed blocking' and 'performance management'.

Despite the high level of political rhetoric and resources expended on 'integration' there is little evidence that it works beyond place based pilots.  Significant questions remain about ‘what have we learned’ about if, how and when integration works.

This heresy will examine integration as an idea and contrast it with the wider fragmentation, asking the question about whether integration efforts might be better focussed on thinking through some of the challenges that joining-up the joining-up brings.

About the Series

These seminars build on a highly successful UK national tour in 2012/13 called ‘Kittens are Evil’ which attracted over 500 attendees and significant social media activity. This set of seminars brings together the best talks from the tour with new material from a local network of little heretics.

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