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30 January 2014

WBS/WMS Inaugural Lecture Series, Professor Ruth McDonald

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'Money, medicine and miracles: the perils and promise of 'Paying for Performance' in the NHS and beyond'

In the olden days we used to trust public servants to do their jobs. Nowadays things are a little different - especially in the NHS. Policy makers are increasingly resorting to 'Pay for Performance' in an effort to drive up the quality of care for NHS patients. This involves linking financial rewards to policy goals and has certainly had an impact in GP and dental practices, as well as in high street pharmacies. But financial incentives can result in unintended consequences. Using a blunt instrument to solve complex problems is not without its drawbacks. Furthermore, a recent review of the evidence found no impact on health outcomes of 'Pay for Performance'. So why is this becoming increasingly popular in health systems around the world? This lecture will look at the perils and promise of 'Pay for Performance' initiatives in healthcare in the NHS and beyond. It is not explicitly designed to create uncertainty about the motives of healthcare professionals, though that may be an unintended consequence!

Warwick Business School and Warwick Medical School Inaugural Lecture Series will be hosted by:

Professor Mark P. Taylor, Dean, Warwick Business School
Professor Peter Winstanley, Dean, Warwick Medical School

There will be a welcome reception from 17:30, Staff Lounge, Warwick Business School.

The lecture will start promptly at 18:00 in B0.01, Ground Floor, Warwick Business School; there will be drinks and an opportunity to meet colleagues post-event.

There is no charge for this event, but booking is essential as places are limited.

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// With

Professor Ruth McDonald

// Where

B0.01 lecture theatre, Scarman Road, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick
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// When

Thursday 30 January 2014, 18:00 - 19:00

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