|Location:||Kingston upon Hull|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£17,668 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||16th January 2023|
|Closes:||10th February 2023|
About this project
Integrated care systems (ICSs) are a new partnership of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined-up health and care services. They have been tasked with reducing health inequalities. In England, 42 ICSs have now been constituted into statutory arrangements since 1st July 2022; and in this region, the ICS is Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. This PhD will deliver England-wide national research into the methods required to effectively deliver integrated care to reduce inequalities. The exciting PhD comprises several inter-related components; (i) a systematic review of evidence on approaches taken by systems to reduce inequalities; (ii) mapping concepts of integration through documentary analysis of publicly available ICS strategies and plans and (iii) a modified ethnography to study the developing culture and impact on inequalities, within at least two ICSs (including Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership) through participant and non-participant observation, documentary reviews and discussions (observing, reflecting, building, testing theory).
For informal inquiries, please contact:
Dr Joanne Cairns, Email Joanne.Cairns@hyms.ac.uk
About the research cluster / about the research environment
This PhD cluster comprises four cross-Faculty inter-linked PhD scholarships, to address health inequalities in advanced illness at regional, national, and international levels. In the United Kingdom, demographic changes mean the proportion of older people is growing fast, with a rapid increase in the number of people living with advanced illnesses, including long-term conditions, complex multi-morbidities, and frailty.
Submission of thesis
Submission of your final thesis is expected within three years and three months from the start of your PhD scholarship for full-time and within five years and six months if studying part-time.
Eligibility and entry requirements
Applicants should have a minimum 2:1 degree in a health, social care or social science-related subject. A taught MSc or Masters by Research (MRes) in a relevant subject would be an advantage.
This opportunity comes with a Home fee waiver only, which will not cover the full International fee. You will therefore need to pay the difference between the Home fee and the International fee and will need to provide evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover this.
How to apply
Applications are via the University of Hull webpage
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