Professor Mark Exworthy

 

Professor of Health Policy and Management

Health Services Management Centre

Mark Exworthy

Contact details

School of Social Policy, HSMC
Park House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2RT, United Kingdom

About

Mark is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
  • BSc, Loughborough University

Biography

Mark has previously held posts at Southampton University, London School of Economics (LSE), University College London (UCL), Oxford Brookes and Royal Holloway University of London. He was also a Harkness Fellow in health care policy, based at University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) (funded by the Commonwealth Fund of New York). Mark is also currently a Visiting Professor at the University of California-San Francisco.

Research

Mark's research interests fall into 3 : 

  • Governance and implementation relating to policies to tackle health inequalities and other social `problems'.
  • Professionals and managerialism in health care organisations (especially relating to management of clinical performance).
  • Decentralisation in health care organisations.

Mark's research has been funded by the ESRC, NHS (Dept of Health and NIHR), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, NHS Confederation and the Commonwealth Fund of New York. He has been involved as PI or co-PI on research grants totalling £2.5m.

Publications

Sheaff R, Charles N, Mahon A, Chambers N, Morando V, Exworthy M, Byng R, Mannion R, Llewellyn S. (2015) NHS commissioning practice and health system governance: a mixed-methods realistic evaluation. Health Services and Delivery Research 3(10). DOI: 10.3310/hsdr03100.

Exworthy, M. and Glasby, J. (2015) State of the Nation: ten things we’ve learned about the NHS under the coalition. The Conversation, 30 March 2015.

Exworthy, M. and Glasby, J. (2015) Five key moments that shaped the NHS under the coalition. The Conversation, 16 March 2015.

Jones, L. and Exworthy, M. (2015) Framing in policy processes: A case study from hospital planning in the National Health Service in England. Social Science and Medicine, 124, pp.196-204.

Lunt, N., Exworthy, M., Hanefeld, J. and Smith, RD. (2015) International patients within the NHS: A case of public sector entrepreneurialism. Social Science and Medicine, 124, pp.338-345.

Lunt, N., Horsfall, D., Exworthy, M., Smith, R. & Hanefeld, J. (2014) Market size, market share and market strategy: three myths of medical tourism. Policy and Politics, 42, 4, pp.597-614.

Exworthy, M. (2014) The paradox of health policy: revealing the true colours of this ‘chameleon concept.’ International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 2, pp.1–3.

Lunt, N., Smith, RD., Mannion, R., Green, ST., Exworthy, M., Hanefeld, J., Horsfall, D., Machin L. and King H. (2014) Implications for the NHS of inward and outward medical tourism: a policy and economic analysis using literature review and mixed-methods approaches.Health Services and Delivery Research, volume: 2 (2).

Sheaff, R, Chambers, N, Charles, N, Exworthy, M., Mahon, A, Llewelyn, S, Byng, R & Mannion, R (2013) How managed a market? Modes of commissioning in England and Germany. BMC Health Services Research, 13, no.S1.

Jones, L., Exworthy, M. & Frosini, F. (2013) Implementing market-based reforms in the English NHS: Bureaucratic coping strategies and social embeddedness. Health Policy, 111, 1, pp.52-59.

Lunt, N., Mannion, R. & Exworthy, M. (2013) A framework for exploring the policy implications of UK medical tourism and international patient flows. Social Policy and Administration, 47, 1, pp. 1-25.

Powell, M., Duberley, J., Exworthy, M., Macfarlane, F. & Moss, P. (2013) Has the British National Health Service (NHS) got talent? A process evaluation of the NHS talent management strategy?Policy Studies, 34, 3, pp. 291-309.

Chambers, N., Sheaff, R., Mahon, A., Byng, R., Mannion, R., Charles, N., Exworthy, M. & Llewelyn, S. (2013) The practice of commissioning healthcare from a private provider: learning from an in-depth case study. BMC Health Services Research, vol 13, no. S1.

Exworthy, M., Hyde, P & McDonald-Kuhne, P. (2013) Medical pay: reaping your just rewards? Health Service Journal, 23 July 2013.

Exworthy, M., Gabe, J. & Jones, IR. (2013) Will publishing surgeon performance improve outcomes? Health Service Journal, 28 June 2013

Gabe, J., Exworthy, M., Jones, IR. & Smith, G. (2012) Towards a Sociology of Disclosure: the case of surgical performance. Sociology Compass, 6, 11, pp. 908-922.

Anand, P., Exworthy, M., Frosini, F. & Jones, L. (2012) Autonomy and improved performance: lessons from an NHS policy reform. Public Money and Management, 32, 3, pp.209-216.

Exworthy, M., Hockey, P. & Gilbert, A (2012) The teacher and the cop: the role of ‘private space' in increasingly transparent clinical practice. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 47, 1, pp.60-62.

Exworthy, M., Peckham, S. Powell, M. and Hann, A. (eds) (2011) Shaping health policy: case study methods and analysis. Bristol: Policy Press. ISBN 978184742757

Exworthy, M. (2011) Illness narratives of health managers: developing an analytical framework. Evidence and Policy, 7, 3, pp.345-358.

Exworthy, M., Frosini, F. and Jones, L. (2011) NHS Foundation Trusts: `you can take a horse to water’.  Journal of Health Services Research and Policy,16, 4, pp.232-237.

Macfarlane, F., Exworthy, M., Greenhalgh, T. and Willmott, M. (2011) Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: senior NHS managers’ narratives of restructuring.  Sociology of Health and Illness, 33, 6, pp.914-929.

Oborn, E., Barrett, M. and Exworthy, M. (2011) Policy entrepreneurship in the development of public sector strategy. Public Administration, 89, 2, pp.325-344.

Exworthy, M. and Hunter, DJ. (2011) Tackling health inequalities in the UK: the role of joined-up government. International Journal of Public Administration (special issue: joined-up government), 34, pp.201-212.

Lunt, N., Exworthy, M., Green, S. Mannion, R. and Smith, R. (2011) Medical tourism: treatments, markets and system implications. A scoping review. Paris; OECD

Powell, M., Durose, J., Duberley, J., Exworthy, M., Fewtrell, C., Macfarlane, F. & Moss, P. (2011) Talent management in the NHS managerial workforce. NIHR-SDO programme.  (216 pp)

Exworthy, M., Smith, G., Gabe, J. and Jones, IR. (2010) Open heart surgery? The whys and wherefores of disclosing clinical performance data. Journal of Health, Organization and Management (special issue: medical regulation), 24, 6, pp.571-583.

Exworthy, M. (2010) Performance management in the English NHS: potential, pitfalls, and prospects. Eurohealth, 16, 3, pp.16-19.

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