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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04 June 2018

New book co-edited by HSMC academics

This latest publication by HSMC Professor Russell Mannion and Honorary HSMC Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite covers from around the globe (152 countries) what the future might hold for healthcare systems.

31 May 2018

Raising taxes to fund the NHS: are we (and the NHS) ready to grasp the nettle?

Judith Smith , Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of Health Services Management Centre writes for the Social Sciences Birmingham blog: For the NHS to bring about modest improvements in its services, the Health Foundation and IFS argue that 4% annual rises in funding are needed, with 5% increases for a few years to kick-start the process of change.

17 May 2018

HSMC now partner in regional research support service

HSMC is now a partner in the Research Design Service West Midlands which provides support to those preparing research proposals for submission to peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research.

10 May 2018

Now recruiting: Second cohort of aspiring public health directors

This programme, delivered in partnership with Public Health England, is for those who have been working at a senior level for at least 2 years and who have the ability and desire to be a Director of Public Health (or work at Director level in their own profession) within 3 years of the end of the programme.

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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


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Tel: +44(0)121 414 2280

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