Seminars and conferences form a key part of HSMC's overall activity, and play a crucial role in the dissemination of research findings, the sharing of good practice within the health service sector, and the generation of new ideas for further research and consultancy projects. Our seminars and conferences are based on our research programmes and are one of the main settings in which we debate the results of research with practitioner and academic colleagues.

All forthcoming HSMC events

Shaping the 21st century public servant

Shaping the 21st century public servant

03 November 2014 (17:30-19:00)
This ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event focuses on what needs to be done so that people working to deliver public services can embody the values, attitudes and behaviours that are needed for 21st Century public services.
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Highlighted previous HSMC events

HSMC Annual Health Lecture: 25 June 2014

David Behan, Lord Victor Adebowale and Jacqui Smith, panel members at the HSMC Health Policy Lecture 2014 (Michele Paduano not pictured)

HSMC held its latest Health Policy lecture on 'What does the future hold for the NHS?' This year's lecture took the form of a 'Question Time' discussion with panellists David Behan, Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission; Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point; Jacqui Smith, Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham, and Michele Paduano, BBC Regional Health Correspondent. Read more and listen to interviews with Jon Glasby, and the four panellists.

HSMC Annual Health Lecture: 20 June 2013

HSMC Annual Health Lecture 2013HSMC recently held its sixth Health Policy lecture on 'Has the NHS lost the ability to care?' The lecture was delivered by Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive of National Voices the national coalition of health and social care charities in England. Read more and listen to Jon Glasby talking about this year's health policy lecture.

Involving citizens in health and social care decision-making in a time of austerity: 4 June 2013

Citizen involvement in health and social care decision making event, HSMC, University of BirminghamLeaders from across the NHS and Local Government attended an HSMC/Public Service Academy (PSA) event, focusing on the challenges of involving citizens in a time of public sector austerity. Post-presentation discussions focused on the challenges posed by the current climate, and a series of good practice principles and examples were identified and shared. Read more about this one-day seminar.

Celebrating 40 years in 2012

Faces and memories from HSMC's 40 yearsRead how HSMC celebrated their 40th anniversary in 2012 and take a look at some of the personal reflections and memories of staff, students, alumni and associates, across the four decades of HSMC on our 'Faces and memories' page.


HSMC/Nuffield Trust events on commissioning: 1 & 2 October 2012

HSMC hosted two events on commissioning in partnership with the Nuffield Trust.

HSMC eventThe first day was on the theme of ‘the limits of market-based reforms’ and was primarily oriented towards an academic audience. The day saw papers on theories, methods and empirical evidence related to issues of commissioning and market reforms in English health and social care. The organisers of the event will now be involved in editing a special issue of the journal BMC Health Services Research consisting of papers from the event which will appear in Spring 2013.

The second day was on the theme of the ‘future of commissioning’ and was primarily oriented towards a practitioner audience. A number of invited speakers presented on issues such as personalisation, joint commissioning and commissioning for long term care.

Setting priorities and rationing in health and social care: using evidence to inform practice: 30 September 2011

HSMC, in conjunction with colleagues at the Nuffield Trust delivered a one-day seminar which brought together clinicians, managers, policy makers and academics to explore the types of priority setting undertaken across England, and how commissioners respond to resource scarcity. More information about this event including presentations, programme of the day and speakers' biographies...