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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The GP leader of the Future: who will they be, and what will they need?

gp leader of the future
Dr Sam Finnikin, academic GP at the University of Birmingham, reflects on the latest Centre lecture which considers what GP leadership will look like in the future.
08 May 2019

Reflections on the future of the NHS, 'What are the prospects of the NHS reaching a healthy 100th birthday?'

Reflections on the future of the NHS
Dr Zoe Wyrko, Associate Medical Director and Consultant Physician at University Hospital Birmingham, reflects on the NHS reaching a healthy 100th birthday.
15 April 2019

50 years of NHS inquiries: why they matter and what we can learn from them

It is fifty years since what most people think of as the first NHS inquiry, what have we learnt?
27 March 2019

Squeezed budgets, leaky roofs and rationing: views of NHS finance officers on limited capital budgets

Incremental neglect tips over into significant and costly malfunction; squandered opportunities for strategic renewal and improvement: this is what the squeeze on NHS capital budgets means, writes HSMC's Iestyn Williams.
08 March 2019

Volunteering and Sustainable Development: Home and Away

In December 2018, a group of 30 academics and practitioners came together to discuss volunteering and sustainable development – both in the UK and internationally.
25 February 2019

Does social work have a problem with leadership?

social care leadership
Robin Miller, Jason Schaub and Simon Haworth argue that the social care profession has not sufficiently embraced leadership
21 February 2019

Mark Exworthy and Iain Snelling evaluate the Wessex Chief Registrar programme

Evaluation highlights the need for Chief Registrars to be supported more effectively in the 'middle' of organisations where most managerial and administrative actions are taken.
15 February 2019

Celebrating ten years of the Third Sector Research Centre

The Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham celebrate their 10th anniversary
13 February 2019

Mental Health: Five Tests for the NHS Long Term Plan

As with NHS strategy over the past twenty five years, mental health has a dedicated section and ambitious targets for improving access to mental health support.
31 January 2019

Self-funders and Social Care: from bystanders to core participants?

self funders
The presence of self-funders shapes and re-shapes the social care market in ways which have a profound impact and must be seen as integral to the operation of adult social care.
29 January 2019

Building the Right Support: early evaluation findings

Interim findings from the evaluation of a programme designed to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism were published this week.
24 January 2019

First major study on community hospitals argues policy makers need to focus on social value to patients and communities

First major study on community hospitals in England argues that policy makers need to take into account a broader notion of value, focusing equally on social value to patients and communities as on the money.
22 January 2019
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University of Birmingham Park House
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B15 2RT United Kingdom 


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