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.

COVID-19 research across the College of Social Sciences

News, discoveries and breakthroughs


Latest News and Viewpoints

A mixed methods evaluation of remote home monitoring models during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK (BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre)

Man with Oximetry device on his finger
Researchers from BRACE participate in a rapid evaluation of the national NHS remote home monitoring model for COVID-19 patients
27 January 2021

Priority setting during the COVID-19 pandemic: going beyond vaccines

Following the development of new vaccines in our fight against the SARS-CoV-2, Dr Williams and colleagues explore the priority setting decisions will need to be made .
20 January 2021

Populism, pestilence and plague in the time of coronavirus

This new article explores right-wing populist responses to the pandemic using fascistic themes developed by Albert Camus in his novel The Plague.
07 January 2021

Professor Russell Mannion to present at the forthcoming international conference on Creating Healthcare Cultures of Safety and Respect in Healthcare

Professor Mannion will speak at this national event which will be addressing bullying, discrimination, harassment and incivility in healthcare.
17 December 2020

Can Primary Care Networks and Models of Vertical Integration Coexist in the NHS?

Colleagues from HSMC and Rand Europe discuss whether Primary Care Networks and Models of Vertical Integration can coexist.
08 December 2020

How hospitals could step in to help manage GP practices

New research from the BRACE Centre reveals how hospitals could step in to help manage GP practices.
04 December 2020

Vertical Integration has protected some GP practices from closing down says new study

GP Talking to a patient
In several places in the UK, GP practices are now being run by NHS hospitals, enabling some GP practices to continue that would otherwise have closed, says a new study.
01 December 2020

HSMC Professors win Emerald Literati Award

Mark Exworthy and Russell Mannion win prestigious Emerald Award.
23 November 2020

Primary care networks: getting into their stride?

Prof Judith Smith, Sarah Parkinson and Dr Manbinder Sidhu discuss in their evaluation, concerns pertaining to PCNs, its increasing progress and, its collective working with various practices.
17 November 2020

Evidence based practice when assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people: Ideology versus research

A discussion of evidence based practice when assessing sexual behaviours in children and young people.
12 November 2020

New research on Primary Care Networks reports significant progress, and challenges ahead

GP talking to patients
Primary care networks need to increase the engagement of GP practices and wider primary care teams, and strengthen their leadership and management, to become firmly established to meet the challenges ahead.
10 November 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on primary care practitioners: transformation, upheaval and uncertainty

A study based on narratives from primary care practitioners, documenting their experiences during the pandemic.
05 November 2020
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University of Birmingham Park House
40 Edgbaston Park Road
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