Research projects

Below are a list of research projects from HSMC in date order.

Research projects 2017

The Sustainable Care Research Programme (2017 - 2021)
Professor Sue Yeandle (University of Sheffield, Principal Investigator), Professor Jon Glasby, Professor Jenny Phillimore, Professor Catherine Needham, Dr Matthew Bennett, Dr Kelly Hall et al. 

Efficiency, cost and quality of mental healthcare provision (2017-2021)
Professor Russell Mannion (co-applicant/co-investigator); Professor Rowena at the University of York (Principal Investigator) and colleagues from the University of Sheffield

Publication and related bias in health services and delivery research (HSDR): systematic review of literature of empirical evidence and methodology (2017-2019)
Professor Russell MannionDr Iestyn Williams,  Professor Richard Lilford (University of Warwick), Professor Fujian Song (University of East Anglia), Chief Investigator - Dr Yen-Fu Chen (University of Warwick).

An evaluation the Leading With Compassion Recognition Scheme (2017)
Yvonne Sawbridge (HSMC) and Alistair Hewison (School of Nursing)

Research projects 2016

The contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care in England (2016-present)
Dr Karen Newbigging, Professor John Mohan, Dr Becky Ince, Dr James Rees, Alex Davis, Michael Ashman, Suzy Bourke and Doreen Joseph

An evaluation of new models of care in Sandwell and West Birmingham (2016-2018)
Professor Judith Smith (Principal investigator), Dr Jo Ellins, Dr Robin Miller, Laura Griffith, Hilary Brown. In collaboration with Dr Rebecca Rosen and Professor Jon Appleby of The Nuffield Trust.

Shaping Care Markets (2016-2019)
Professor Catherine Needham (Principal investigator), Dr Kerry Allen, Dr Kelly Hall, Professor Jon Glasby, Professor Stephen McKay (University of Lincoln), Dr Ilias Goranitis, Dr Sarah Carr (University of Middlesex), Ms Isabelle Brant (Co-Investigator)

National evaluation of the Building the Right Support programme (2016-2019)
Dr Robin Miller (HSMC Lead); Fraser Battye (SU Lead), Aidan Moss and Paul Dolan (ICF Leads), Ben Higgins (BILD Lead)

Care Act: building social resources for people in the community (2016 - 2019)
Professor Jerry Tew (Principal Investigator), Professor Jon Glasby, Dr Robin Miller, Dr Karen Newbigging, Dr Denise Tanner, Dr Sandhya Duggal, Francesca Tomaselli, Dr Phillip Kinghorn, Dr Marco Ercolani, Dr Sarah Carr (University of Middlesex) and Clenton Farquharson (PPI lead). 

Investigating the contribution of the voluntary sector to mental health crisis care in England (2016) 
Karen Newbigging

Evaluation of Integrated Care in Norway (2016 - 2019) 
Russell Mannion

The 100,000 Genome Project – evaluating the delivery mechanism (January 2016 - December 2016) 
Hilary Brown and Mark Exworthy

Teams and Incentives: An evaluation of new models of care in Dudley (2016-2017)
Robin Miller

Decision making for the treatment of cancer in older people across the UK (February 2016 - September 2016)
Kerry Allen, Hilary Brown and Karen Newbigging. In collaboration with ICF Jo Ellins

Research projects 2015

Towards a sociology of Risk Work (2015 - present)
Nicola Gale, Patrick Brown (University of Amsterdam), Gareth Thomas (University of Cardiff), Sheila Greenfield (MDS)

Integrated care and support pioneers programme evaluation (2015 - 2020)  
Judith Smith

Managing change in social care (2015)
Dr Robin Miller, Deborah Davidson and Dr Tim Freeman (Middlesex)

Partnering for improvement (2015 - 2016) 
Robin Miller, Ross Millar and Russell Mannion

Towards a sociology of Risk Work (2015 - ongiong)
Nicola Gale, Patrick Brown (University of Amsterdam), Gareth Thomas (University of Cardiff), Sheila Greenfield (MDS)

Decommissioning in health care: The views of patients, service users, carers and the public (2015 - 2017)
Iestyn Williams and Jenny Harlock

Understanding employee whistleblowing in health care (2015 - 2017)
Russell Mannion (HSMC); Professor Huw Davies (University of St Andrews); Ross Millar (HSMC); Professor Martin Powell (HSMC); Professor John Blenkinsop (University of Hull); Professor Jean McHale (University of Birmingham)

Evaluation of endoscopy capacity across the NHS in England (2015)
Hilary Brown and Nicola Gale (HSMC); Steven Wyatt, Stacey Croft, Alison Taylor and Abeda Mulla (Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit)

Values based recruitment: What works, for whom, why and in what way? (2015-2017)
Russell Mannion, Karen Spilsbury and Carl Thompson (University of Leeds), Karen Bloor and Yvonne Birks (University of York).

Diverse health care providers: Behaviour in response to commissioners, patients (2015-2017)
Mark Exworthy and Russell Mannion

Phronesis and the medical community (2015-2018)
Mervyn Conroy (HSMC), Alexis Paton (HSMC), Dr Ben Kotzee (Education), Catherine Hale (Medical School), Professor Kristján Kristjánsson (Education), Joanne Plumb (University Hospitals, Birmingham), Professor Philip Begg (University Hospitals, Birmingham), Dr Richard Knox (Nottingham Medical School), Deborah Biggerstaff (Warwick Medical School)

Research projects 2014

LGBTQ-inclusion in higher education (2014-2018)
Dr Nicola Gale, Dr Nicki Ward, Sean Russell, Ross Strong, Shardia Briscoe-Palmer

National return to nursing practice programme (RTP) (2014 - 2015)
Yvonne Sawbridge and Hilary Brown

Community Hospitals Research Programme (2014-2017)
Jon Glasby,  Nicholas Le Mesurier, Deborah Davidson, John Mohan, Iestyn Williams, Angela Ellis-Paine and Daiga Kamerade, Russell Mannion, Tessa and John Crilly (Crystal Blue Consulting), Helen Tucker (Community Hospital Association), David Seamark (Community Hospital GP lead)

The NHS reforms and efficiency savings (2014)
Hilary Brown, Iain Snelling

Exploring how best to promote a culture of research in the NHS (2014)
Hilary Brown, Alistair Hewison, Nicola Gale, Iain Snelling

Who knows best? Older people's contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions (2014-2016)
Jon Glasby, Rosemary Littlechild, Professor David Oliver, Sally Jones, Natalie Powell, Nick Le Mesurier and Rachel Thwaites

Chronic disease and integrated care (2014-2019)Jon Glasby, Gill Coombes and Christian Mallen

Factors influencing quality and cost decisions in health care: a rapid review of the literature (2014)
Iestyn Williams, Hilary Brown

Set to care-enhancing compassionate care in practice: An Action Learning Approach (2014)
Yvonne Sawbridge and Alistair Hewison

Research projects 2013

Decommissioning health care: identifying best practice (2013-present)
Dr Iestyn Williams

Evaluation of cancer surgery services in the UK (2013)
Hilary Brown, Nicola Gale, Yvonne Sawbridge

Does Smaller Mean Better? Evaluating micro-enterprises in adult social care (2013-2015) 
Catherine Needham, Kelly Hall, Kerry Allen, Jon Glasby, Steve McKay, Rosemary Littlechild and Denise Tanner

The Twenty-first Century Public Servant (2013-2014)
Catherine Needham, Catherine Mangan, Helen Dickinson

Decommissioning health care: identifying best practice through primary and secondary research (2013-2016) 
Iestyn Williams, Russell Mannion, Kelly Hall, Jenny Harlock, Glenn Robert and Sally Brearley

Improving access to psychological therapies for people with long-term conditions (2013)
Robin Miller

Review of self-care initiatives in Islington (2013)
Hilary Brown, Robin Miller and Jo Ellins

Commissioning of Third Sector mental health services (2013)
Robin Miller and James Rees

Evaluation of person-centred change programme (2013-2014)
Robin Miller, Hilary Brown, Catherine Mangan and Jenni Lynch

Prevention services and the Third Sector (2013)
Robin Miller, Kerry Allen and Catherine Mangan

Research projects 2012

Staff satisfaction and organisation performance: Evidence from the NHS staff survey (2012-2014)Martin Powell and Dr Jeremy Dawson

Time to Care: Evaluating a model of emotional support for nurses working on acute wards in hospital (2012-2014)
Yvonne Sawbridge and Alistair Hewison

Care Watch: Evaluating lay inspectors for home care (2012-2015) 
Catherine Needham

New conversations with new players? The relationship between primary care and social care in an era of clinical commissioning (2012-2013)
Jon Glasby, Robin Miller and Rachel Posaner

Research projects 2011

Effective hospital board governance of safe care (2011-2014) 
Russell Mannion, Tim Freeman and Ross Millar

A Lifeline: The impact of attending stroke groups, on stroke survivors and their family carers (2011-2014)
Robin Miller and Hilary Brown

Prevention services, social care and older people: much discussed but little researched? (2011-2012)
Kerry Allen, Jon Glasby and Robin Miller

Research projects 2010

National Evaluation of Joint Commissioning (2010-2012)     Jon Glasby and Helen Dickinson

Research projects 2009

Priority setting: an explorary study of English PCTs (2009-2010)Suzanne Robinson, Helen Dickinson, Iestyn Williams, Tim Freeman and Benedict Rumbold

Talent Management project (2009-2011) 
Martin Powell, Joan Durose, Chris Fewtrell, Joanne Duberly, Mark Exworthy and Fraser Macfarlane

Models of medical leadership project (2009-2011)
Chris Ham

Understanding and improving transitions of older people: a user and carer centred approach (2009-2012)
Jon Glasby, Jo Ellins, Shirley McIver, Deborah Davidson, Denise Tanner and Rosemary Littlechild

UK public sector leadership: exploring discursive frames through Q-method (2009)  
Tim Freeman

Research projects 2008

Competencies for world-class commissioning: the readiness of PCTs and PBCs (2008-2011); Iestyn Williams and Suzanne Robinson

Public value and priority setting in health care (2008-2010)
John Benington and Iestyn Williams

Evaluation of whole system demonstrators (2008-2010)
Chris Ham

Engaging staff in the NHS: aligning incentives to achieve higher levels (2008-2009)
Jo Ellins and Chris Ham

Health systems and long-term care for older people in Europe - Modelling the INTERface and LINKS between prevention, rehabilitation, quality of services and informal care (INTERLINKS) (2008)
Kerry Allen

Evaluation of new primary care models emerging in response to the development of primary care market (2008)
Jo Ellins, Chris Ham and Helen Parker

Adult social care regional improvement activity (2008)
Jon Glasby

What can NHS commissioning learn from commercial sector procurement and supply-chain management? (2008-2009)
Elizabeth Wade, Helen Dickinson and Barb Allen

Research projects 2007

Towards world-class commissioning competency (2007-2008)Chris Ham, Juliet Woodin and Elizabeth Wade 

Modernisation of older people's services (2007-2010)
Jon Glasby and Suzanne Robinson

Comparative case studies on the impact of the health reforms in England (2007-2010)
Martin Powell, Ross Millar, Abeda Mulla, Hilary Brown, Chris Fewtrell, Hugh McLeod, Nick Goodwin, Anna Dixon and Chris Naylor

Membership Governance in NHS Foundation Trusts (2007-2008)
Chris Ham

Research projects 2006

Reducing unplanned hospital admissions: what does the literature tell us? (2006)

Improving care for people with long-term conditions: a review of UK and international frameworks (2006)
Debbie Singh and Chris Ham