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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News, discoveries and breakthroughs


Latest News and Viewpoints

Migration – A Personal Story

Steve Gulati
Steve Gulati reflects on his and his family's experiences as first and second generation migrants, and also the contribution of migrant workers in the NHS.
03 October 2022

Joining a Legacy

Amarpreet Kaur
Dr Amarpreet Kaur reflects on starting her role at HSMC during the Covid-19 pandemic.
29 September 2022

New leadership development programme for clinicians in the West Midlands NHS

Steve Gulati
HSMC has partnered with the College of Medical and Dental Sciences to develop a leadership development programme for clinicians in the West Midlands NHS.
28 September 2022

Reflections on a Year Intercalating in Health Management and Leadership

A student reading and highlighting a paper
Darya Ibrahim shares experiences of undertaking HSMC's intercalated degree in conjunction with the Medical School.
22 September 2022

Impact of the pandemic in mental health services

Professor Russell Mannion and colleagues have undertaken research funded by The Health Foundation to asses the impact of Covid-19 in mental health services.
11 August 2022

HSMC at 50: Celebrating our Alumni with Afternoon Tea (and cold drinks)

HSMC Director, Dr Ross Millar and Sarah-Jane Marsh, CEO of Birmingham Women's and  Children's NHS Foundation Trust
HSMC Director, Dr Ross Millar reflects on HSMC at 50's alumni event
21 July 2022

Park House....a history

Park House
The origins of Park House.. the home of the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) by Rachel Posaner
14 July 2022

Relaunched doctor reward scheme is missed opportunity for fairer reform

Four doctors having a discussion around the table
Professor Mark Exworthy and colleagues claim that the new National Clinical Impact Awards (NCIAs) are insensitive to the needs of the wider NHS workforce.
07 July 2022

Telephone triage in primary care does not disadvantage patients with multimorbidity

Person texting on mobile phone
New research on telephone triage in primary care finds that it does not disadvantage patients with multimorbidity in terms of access to care.
05 July 2022

Innovative new workshops prepare medical students to support victims of sexual assault

Group of students working at table
Dr Sophie King-Hill and colleagues have coordinated a cross-university initiative to offer dynamic sexual violence workshops to medical students.
31 May 2022

Reflections on clinical leadership

A Stethoscope
In our latest blog, as part of the 50th anniversary series, Dr Christiane Shrimpton provides us with personal reflection on the impact of the Bevan programme.
24 May 2022

Jon Glasby appointed as a specialist adviser to the House of Lords Adult Social Care Committee

Professor Jon Glasby
Jon Glasby is a qualified social worker by background and Director of IMPACT, the UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care.
22 March 2022
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Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - check with the event organiser listed against each event.

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Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)
University of Birmingham Park House
40 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RT United Kingdom 


HSMC Knowledge & Evidence Service (KES)

Tel: +44(0)121 414 3672


HSMC Teaching

Tel: +44(0)121 414 2280

EGA Team

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