Category Archives: Regulation

Finally Phinished

I finally graduate on Monday… two days time.  I have designed, researched, written, rewritten, printed, submitted, defended, corrected and completed my PhD thesis.  Some 340 odd pages and 120k of words (I count the appendices!)  Probably more like 500k words … Continue reading

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The day after the night before

Concentrating on my thesis seems rather difficult today, it bit like it does when you have a really bad hangover and you start to remember all the really embarrassing things you did the day before, that you wish you didn’t. … 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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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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Audit and Improvement

I have been reading The Audit Society by Michael Power, after it was recommended to me in relation to my research. Written in 1997, it describes the processes and trends in which western societies have developed audit and assurance processes … Continue reading

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What can the devolution of Health and Social care in Manchester learn from oversight in from existing devolved areas of the UK

Hi I just wrote a new blog, which is on the Manchester University Policy Blogs site….it is about what the devolution of health and social care in Manchester oversight proposals could learn from the oversight arrangements that have been established … Continue reading

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