Health Services Management Centre

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham is one of the UK's foremost centres for research, evaluation, teaching and professional development for health and social care organisations. HSMC has established a unique reputation as a 'critical friend' of the healthcare community and strives constantly to bridge the gap between research and practice.


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Posted 06 October 2017

Medical Leadership: at a tipping point?

This viewpoint draws attention to a recent evaluation of the Royal College of Physician's Chief Registrar scheme, carried out by HSMC academics, and reflects on medical leadership in healthcare organisations more widely.

Posted 06 September 2017

Is together always better?

Enthusiasm for choice and competition between health care providers as a means of improving care quality appears to be wavering.

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About HSMC

Professor Judith Smith, Director, HSMC, talks about HSMC's work, its research and teaching, its influence and impact and its work around priority setting.

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