The UK Government announced an extra £20 billion for the country's National Health Service as it struggles with an ageing population. Ian Kirkpatrick argues a good chunk should be spent on managers.
Formerly the Organising Health Research Network, the Applied (Health) Research Centre West Midlands is a research grouping concerned with impact policy and organisational practice, commonly through empirical health and social care studies, supported by large scale funding.
Current projects include:
NIHR Applied (Health) Research Centre (ARC) West Midlands - Implementation Theme, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (£1.1 million, Currie, Swan, Oborn, Burgess)
ESRC Exploring Innovations in Transition to Adulthood (EXIT Study) (£1.63 million, Currie, Swan)
Health Foundation Evaluation of Virginia Mason Initiative (£400,000, Burgess, Currie, Crump)
Suite of projects under the Warwick-Monash-Alliance (WMA) Healthcare Improvement Partnership, most recently NHMRC award for ‘Women into Leadership in Healthcare’ ($Aus 5 million, Currie, Crump)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research on new care models for the homeless (£118,000, Swan, Currie).
Centre Director: Professor Graeme Currie.
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Collaboration between four institutions will use behavioural science to help inform policy decisions made by government and other public bodies.
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