Working in a climate of change: how can a future NHS be sustained?

By Dr Ross Millar, Director of Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham The NHS has continued to evolve and reform over its 75 years of existence. But perhaps now more than ever questions are being raised about its future sustainability. The organisational climate of the NHS – often defined as the shared perceptions of … Continue reading “Working in a climate of change: how can a future NHS be sustained?”

Can Labour’s plans bring an end to the damaging blame culture surrounding young men and boys?

By Dr Sophie King-Hill, Senior Fellow, Health Services Management Centre & Jonathan Davis, BA Theology and Religion, Research Assistant on the project ‘We’re in this together’  – sexual harassment in schools: a boys’ voice’, and an active member of Mantality UoB Labour’s ambitions to open discussions with men and boys to combat violence against women … Continue reading “Can Labour’s plans bring an end to the damaging blame culture surrounding young men and boys?”

Do Rishi Sunak’s ‘maths to 18’ plans add up?

By Kalsoom Akhtar, Lecturer in Primary Education (Mathematics), School of Education,University of Birmingham Rishi Sunak’s recent announcement has sparked a lot of discussion on the importance of studying maths for 16 to 18-year-olds, generating a mixed reaction from different sectors of society. As someone who is passionate about maths education, I see the opportunities this … Continue reading “Do Rishi Sunak’s ‘maths to 18’ plans add up?”

Working with long Covid, the case for better evidence and knowledge in the workplace

By Rebecca Riley, Associate ProfessorBirmingham Business School A new report from the TUC and the charity Long Covid Support reveals as many as two-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair treatment. Based on the work of City REDI and my own personal experience, I reflect on their findings and recommendations. An estimated … Continue reading “Working with long Covid, the case for better evidence and knowledge in the workplace”

Local councils must work harder at enabling women to be councillors

By Jason Lowther, Director of the Institute for Local Government Studies (INLOGOV), University of Birmingham Published on INLOGOV Blog Local councils can and must do more to enable women to be councillors. Haringey’s new cabinet shows that this can be done, but fifty years after all government elected officials across the UK were finally elected … Continue reading “Local councils must work harder at enabling women to be councillors”

Why SVB’s bankruptcy isn’t surprising

By Dr Huw MacartneyDepartment of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham Edited version of an article originally published on iai We’re asking the wrong kind of questions surrounding the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. Five main issues have emerged thus far: business models; stability; moral hazard; regulation; and tightening. But without considering the … Continue reading “Why SVB’s bankruptcy isn’t surprising”

The Energy Price Cap and Price Guarantee: What does it mean for your energy bill?

By Dr Annum RafiqueCity Region Economic and Development Institute, University of Birmingham The energy price cap sets a maximum price that energy suppliers can charge consumers for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of energy they use. The price cap is for those customers who do not shop around for tariffs and are using default energy tariffs … Continue reading “The Energy Price Cap and Price Guarantee: What does it mean for your energy bill?”