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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New Birmingham Brief on the challenges of prioritising and implementing the new NHS Long Term Plan

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.
11 January 2019

NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme delivery awarded to The University of Birmingham and Alliance Manchester Business School

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme logo
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.
08 January 2019

Resetting the rules for primary care and mental health

Paul Turner
The rules need resetting in favour of a newly skilled multi-professional front line for mental health care which is designed around people's needs rather than tweaking an outdated primary/secondary care system that is based on faulty assumptions.
21 December 2018

Women's mental health: taskforce report

WMHTF report cover
A national taskforce reports on the differences in the way women and men experience mental ill health, and their practical implications for the commissioning and provision of mental health services for women. HSMC's Dr Karen Newbigging contributed to this report.
19 December 2018

Congratulations to December graduates of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme

Huge congratulations to our Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme participants as they graduate at a ceremony at the University of Birmingham.
14 December 2018

Launch of the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership

Simon Stevens, Dr  Vish Ratnasuriya, Professor Jon Glasby, Anita Charlesworth, Sarah-Jane Marsh
The University of Birmingham has launched a new interdisciplinary hub for training and educating leaders in health and social care, and conducting research into leadership and management within these sectors.
11 December 2018

CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Partnership - Dual Accreditation programmes

Sealing the partnership
The College of Social Sciences are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
11 December 2018

Culture as culprit, culture as remedy

Culture as culprit, culture as remedy
Russell Mannion and Huw Davies explore how notions of culture relate to service performance, quality, safety, and improvement
07 December 2018

How can we fix adult social care?

Professor Catherine Needham discusses adult social care services in this Social Sciences Birmingham blog.
08 November 2018

Turn it purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Outcomes for, and treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer, desperately require improvement. Marking Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Hilary Brown (HSMC), Alistair Hewison (MDS) and Keith Roberts (UHB NHS Foundation Trust) consider elements of a multidisciplinary programme of research.
07 November 2018

Social care research gets up to £20 million boost from NIHR

Social care research in England is set to receive up to £20 million in new funding through the National Institute for Health Research, boosting research to improve adult social care across the country.
06 November 2018

Budget 2018 and the NHS: the gauntlet has been thrown

Budget 2018
HSMC Director Professor Judith Smith in the Viewpoint: "However much the NHS needs this additional funding to ease profound current pressures, it now has to grasp the nettle of how it will change and modernise services to assure politicians and the public of its response to the challenge posed."
29 October 2018
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University of Birmingham Park House
40 Edgbaston Park Road
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