Our work in this area includes both research for policy and research of policy, from the national/ system level to the organisational level. In particular, we focus on the stages of health policy including policy formulation, implementation and evaluation.
In our policy work, we collaborate with a range of regional and national health and care organisations in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, in order to maximise the impact and reach of this activity.
HSMC seeks constantly to act as a bridge between research and practice. Our policy work is a key part of this process, and includes:
- research-based workshops and seminars for senior NHS leaders;
- briefings on new and emerging policy ideas;
- round table research discussions for policy makers;
- analytical support and advice to health service organisations; and
- regular series of Viewpoint articles on current health and social care topics on the HSMC website.
Contact: Russell Mannion
Current and recent research projects include:
Children and young people’s mental health trailblazer project (BRACE evaluation)
Early Implementation of Primary Care Networks (BRACE evaluation)
Integrated care and support pioneers programme evaluation (2015-2020)
Phronesis and the medical community (2015-2018)
Decommissioning in health care: The view of patients, service users, carers and the public (2015-2017)
Understanding employee whistleblowing in health care (2015 - 2017)
HSMC has been involved in research into the historical and recent use of inquiries in the NHS and other health systems. This has included events with the Health Foundation and a special issue of the journal Political Quarterly focussing on these themes and bringing together academic and policy partners. Publications include:
Parliamentary Debates on the Anniversaries of the British National Health Service 1958-2008: ‘plus ca change?’, The Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique (fc)
‘Inquiries in the British National Health Service’, Political Quarterly, 1-5, 2019
‘Learning from NHS Inquiries: comparing the Recommendations of the Ely, Bristol and Mid Staffordshire Inquiries’, Political Quarterly, 2019
‘Seventy years of the British National Health Service: problem, politics and policy streams’, Health Economics Policy and Law, 14(1): 29-39, 2019.
‘The lost worlds of royal commissions in the NHS: The unaccountable in pursuit of the unanswerable?’, Teaching Public Administration, 1-19, 2019.
‘Aneurin Bevan’s long shadow over 70 years of the British National Health Service’, Health Services Management Review, 31(2): 106-109, 2018
‘Exploring 70 Years of the British National Health Service through Anniversary Documents’, Int J Health Policy Manag, 7(7): 574-580, 2018.
The Americanization of the British National Health Service: A typological approach (with Daniel Béland and Alex Waddan), Health Policy, 122(7): 775-782, 2018