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 12 December 2017

Ethical leadership in the medical community

How do medical leaders make wise and ethical decisions, when there are multiple factors to consider and when the 'right' decision in one circumstance may offer little guide to the best and most ethical decision in another? Mervyn Conroy and Catherine Weir report on a 3-year research project using interviews with doctors at various points in their clinical practice to understand how medical leaders approach decision-making.

Posted 06 December 2017

Experts by experience: how service users shape research

What constitutes 'good' co-production, how to incorporate it into a project, and what to do with the perspectives gained from peoples lived experiences? Insights from a current research project at HSMC.

Posted 05 December 2017

Graduation day for NHS leaders

Almost 1200 graduates from flagship Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme have now received a Master in Healthcare Leadership, along with the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare leadership.

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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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