NHS and Health Policy

Health Services and the NHS


Professor Judith Smith, Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director of Health Services Management Centre

An expert on the NHS, health policy, primary care and general practice, health funding and commissioning, healthcare leadership and management. Professor Smith is the Director of the Health Services Management Centre and was previously Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, an independent charitable health research foundation in London.

Health and Social Care


Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care,
Head of School of Social Policy

An expert in heath and social care and also the head of the School of Social Policy.  Professor Glasby is a qualified social worker, an NHS Non-Executive Director and specialises in joint working between health and social care, community care, and services for older people.

Mental Health Policy


Professor Paul Burstow, Professor of Mental Health Policy, 
Department of Social Policy and Social Work

A specialist in the field of mental health policy with a particular interst in children and young people. Professor Burstow, who is also a former Care Services Minister,  is currently leading a Birmingham Policy Commission on mental health.