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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General Medical Council research addresses the 'evidence-free zone' of medical leadership

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Iain Snelling, co-lead for clinical leadership at the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership, discusses the 'evidence-free zone' of medical leadership.
17 October 2019

Collaborative leadership - the art of the possible

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Danielle Oum, Chair of Healthwatch Birmingham and of Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, discusses collaborative leadership in the context of health and social care.
11 October 2019

Changing Public Health Responses to Obesity

A new paper co-authored by HSMC Professor Russell Mannion discusses policy responses to obesity.
30 September 2019

Experience of hospital discharge

A new study co-authored by HSMC Deputy Director Professor Justin Waring sheds light on negative patient experience at the point of hospital discharge.
20 September 2019

Space-Based Systems Leadership: risk, exploration and unlearning

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Space-Based Systems Leadership: risk, exploration and unlearning: new blog by Belinda Weir, theme lead for systems leadership at the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership
19 September 2019

Primary care networks: a marathon not a sprint

What is helping and hindering the development of general practice collaborations? Here are four lessons for Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and those holding them to account, taken from a BRACE rapid evidence review.
16 September 2019

Nursing Now - Nursing Leadership

Dr Alistair Hewison explores the development of the 'Nursing Now' campaign, fighting to improve heath, achieve greater gender equality and increase economic growth
29 July 2019

Should hospitals have doctors as Chief Executives?

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Should hospitals have doctors as Chief Executives: New blog by Charlotte Grainger, qualified doctor from the University of Birmingham, graduate of the Health Management and Leadership intercalated programme.
17 July 2019

System leadership: sped by trust?

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System leadership: progress occurs at the speed of trust: new blog by Professor Sir Chris Ham, former chief executive of the Kings Fund
17 July 2019

Celebrating a further 150 graduates with an MSc in Healthcare Leadership

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A record 1,566 NHS managers and leaders have now graduated with a Masters in Healthcare Leadership from the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme.
15 July 2019

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme Celebrates a further 150 graduates with an MSc in Healthcare Leadership

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The University of Birmingham and Alliance Manchester Business School are celebrating with the NHS Leadership Academy.
15 July 2019

Space-Based Leadership: the real challenge in systems

There is a growing focus on 'place-based leadership' in health and social care systems: New blog by Belinda Weir, Lead for Systems Leadership, Director of Leadership and Senior Lecturer, Health Service Management Centre.
02 July 2019
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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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