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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Latest News and Viewpoints

Joint billing is a weak response to profound problems in both sectors

Professor Jon Glasby discusses the Cabinet reshuffle in a recent BMJ article
16 January 2018

Graduation day for NHS leaders

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.
05 December 2017

NHS funding: some temporary respite

Professor Judith Smith in the Birmingham Perspective: "For the NHS, this Budget settlement represents more of what the Comprehensive Spending Review offered – a crisis deferred not averted. New money is insufficient to address deep-seated problems, and the Chancellor is linking it to achieving waiting list and other targets that are already proving way out of reach for the NHS."
24 November 2017

Community-based care: Professor Judith Smith to give keynote at Australian conference

Will shifting care from hospitals into the community save money? Her keynote will consider some of the assumptions on which policy decisions are based.
31 October 2017

Intercalated Degree in Healthcare Management and Leadership

This programme is an opportunity for medical or dentistry students to take a year out from their undergraduate medical course and specialise in the theory and practice of management and leadership in health care settings.
20 October 2017

Gender and Sexual Diversity: international and interdisciplinary approaches to LGBTQ+ identities

Academics from HSMC and Department of Social Work and Social Care have developed good practice guide on how to make teaching and learning spaces in higher education more inclusive of LGBTQ people.
19 October 2017

21st Century Healthcare: Assessing the challenges and futures for health organisation and management

HSMC is partnering to develop a new course aimed at medical and healthcare undergraduates. It seeks to provide a better understanding of the complex systems of care organisation and delivery within which their careers will develop.
18 October 2017

Degree Apprenticeships in Management and Leadership

HSMC are currently working with NHS organisations to develop degree apprenticeship opportunities in the areas of health management and leadership.
16 October 2017

Jeffrey Braithwaite & Russell Mannion's, new book on health care improvement across the globe

Professors Jeffrey Braithwaite and Russell Mannion at the Health Services Management centre have edited a new book documenting case studies of successful health care improvement from around the world - Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries.
31 August 2017

The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health

The Birmingham Institute for Mental Health (IMH) has been created to improve the care and outcomes of those suffering from problems in their mental health, and to ensure a sustained impact on public policy and practice.
07 August 2017

Healthcare service decommissioning in conflict due to lack of 'blueprint' on best practice - study

Healthcare professionals have little structure or set policy in place to help with decision making and implementation when decommissioning and replacing healthcare services, a study has found.
19 July 2017

Anita Charlesworth appointed as Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences, University of Birmingham

The Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) at the University of Birmingham and the Health Foundation are delighted to announce that Anita Charlesworth CBE, Director of Research and Economics at the Health Foundation, has been appointed to the title of Honorary Professor in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham.
17 July 2017
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Health Services Management Centre (HSMC)
University of Birmingham Park House
40 Edgbaston Park Road
B15 2RT United Kingdom 


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