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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HSMC looks back over the last 50 years, celebrating its impact on research and evaluation, teaching and professional development.
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The BRACE evaluation of Women’s Health Hubs has been cited in the first Women’s Health Strategy for England, which set out ambitions to improve the health and wellbeing of women.
27 March 2019
It is fifty years since what most people think of as the first NHS inquiry, what have we learnt?
08 March 2019
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.
25 February 2019
In December 2018, a group of 30 academics and practitioners came together to discuss volunteering and sustainable development – both in the UK and internationally.
21 February 2019
Robin Miller, Jason Schaub and Simon Haworth argue that the social care profession has not sufficiently embraced leadership
15 February 2019
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.
13 February 2019
The Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) at the University of Birmingham celebrate their 10th anniversary
31 January 2019
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.
29 January 2019
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.
24 January 2019
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.
22 January 2019
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.
11 January 2019
The co-directors of the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership, at the University of Birmingham, analyse the long anticipated NHS Long Term Plan.
08 January 2019
The University of Birmingham and Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS) at the University of Manchester have been awarded a five-year contract to deliver the NHS Leadership Academy's award-winning Elizabeth Garrett Anderson MSc programme.
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