Date of release: Thursday, January 7, 2016

PSIRUThe future of two vital services – health and social care – is the subject of a free seminar at the University of Greenwich this month.

Speakers from the care services, trade unions, politics and academia will look at this major political issue.

Integration of Health and Social care, which is part of a series of seminars looking at the future of public services, runs from 5pm until 7.30pm, Thursday 21 January, at the university's Greenwich Campus.

Jane Lethbridge, Director of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) within the university's Business School, says: "Health and social care services have been organised in different ways, which makes structuring the combined service, so that the needs of users and workers are met, more difficult.

"Over the next few years, local authorities and the NHS will be working together to solve some of these issues. This seminar is a first step in trying to identify both barriers and solutions to achieving integrated health and social care."

The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in the integration of health and social care. People from academia, non-governmental organisation workers, trade unions and civil society organisations will be especially welcome.

Speakers include: Councillor David Gardener (Greenwich Council Cabinet Member on Health and Social Care); Marie Sparkes (Project Consultant for Advanced Care Support in the Community; Heather Wakefield (UNISON); Professor Stephanie Tailby (University of the West of England); and Professor Sian Moore (University of Greenwich).

The seminar has been organised by PSIRU and the Work & Employment Research Unit. Anyone interested in attending should email BusinessEvents@greenwich.ac.uk, including their name, institution, email address and any special dietary requirements.

Venue: Hamilton House, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9LS.

For more information on the university's Business School: http://www.gre.ac.uk/business/business

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