Category Archives: Healthcare

Q Community

I have some exciting news I would like to share with you. You may have heard of Q* – it is an initiative being led by the Health Foundation and supported and co-funded by NHS Improvement. Through Q, people with … Continue reading

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Regulation and Improvement – Polar Opposites?

Picture from By Ernie Smith / Jul 14, 2015 (iStock/Thinkstock) Three years ago, when I started my PhD about regulation and improvement in healthcare, if someone had told me that by the end of it I would end up defending … Continue reading

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Healthcare Engineering

I have been fortunate to be asked to write a blog for the IMechE about healthcare engineering to support their campaign in this area.  This builds on some of my previous writings in this blog. If you want to read … Continue reading

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Reflections from OBHC – finding a research community

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the 10th International Organisational Behaviour in Healthcare Conference (OBHC) held at Cardiff University Business School, which was focused on ‘Attaining, sustaining and spreading improvement: Art or science?’.  I had submitted an … Continue reading

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Learning Lean

A friend of mine, published this diagram today on his Facebook wall.  (I’m not sure where it is from or who developed it, but it seems to be linked to ‘Big Up the NHS’, apologies if I have that wrong). It compares … Continue reading

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Good Cop, Bad Cop – Can a healthcare regulator be both?

I have had another blog published on the Policy@Manchester Website It is about the changes for TDA and Monitor (English healthcare scrutiny organisations) becoming NHS Improvement, and from my research so far, what I have learnt that could benefit regulators … Continue reading

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#OnDevo – Greater Manchester Devolution Blogs from Policy@Manchester

I wrote a blog a little while about linked to my research about healthcare regulation and scrutiny across UK healthcare, focusing on the similarities and differences in the devolved nations in the UK. Today, Im proud to say it is … Continue reading

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