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.
22 March 2018
Do we need to rethink the whole fabric of what we value in society if we are to successfully tackle unequal pay in the workplace? In our latest Viewpoint Yvonne Sawbridge reflects on the issue of the gender pay gap.
21 March 2018
Our latest Viewpoint looks at the culture of the NHS as experienced by LGBT+ people, as well as local measures to improve openness and support.
26 February 2018
In our final Viewpoint on the theme, Ruby Ubhi reflects on the role leaders play in creating happier workplaces.
Continuing with our compassion theme this month, Alistair Hewison considers the wider impact of embedding compassion in a healthcare system under pressure.
22 February 2018
In our latest Viewpoint, Carolyn Fox and Natalie Green reflect on the implementation of an award scheme for patients and their families to thank a nurse or midwife who made a real difference to their care.
19 February 2018
For compassion to be built into the heart of everything we do, we need to both recruit for compassion, and demonstrate compassion throughout our recruitment process. We need to be compassionate as an organisation as well as look for people who share this value, writes Helen Sanderson in a new Viewpoint.
06 February 2018
EGA graduate Ali Raza reflects on the way in which clinical and non-clinical disciplines could be brought together in multi-disciplinary leadership learning.
31 January 2018
A new research institute, led by the University of Cambridge and with HSMC as a partner, is seeking to create a world-leading asset for the NHS by improving the science behind healthcare organisation and delivery.
25 January 2018
NHS boards have a statutory duty to ensure quality and safety in their organisation, but there is a dearth of research evidence as to how best to do this and the effectiveness of different board practices.
23 January 2018
A new report, co-authored by HSMC director Professor Judith Smith, finds that hospital leadership has generally changed for the better since the Francis Inquiry. There are, however, worrying signs that current high levels of demand, and the financial, workforce and regulatory pressures in the NHS, are putting recent gains in providing safer and kinder care to patients at risk.
16 January 2018
Professor Jon Glasby discusses the Cabinet reshuffle in a recent BMJ article
05 December 2017
Almost 1200 graduates from flagship Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme have now received a Master in Healthcare Leadership, along with the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Senior Healthcare leadership.
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