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CIHM Manifesto 2014


We believe that the NHS and social care has become far too focused on reductionist asset stripping approaches to management, and nowhere near enough on finding solutions with people that deliver and use services. We care passionately about the health and wellbeing of people in this country, and about those who work – both paid […]


Get stuck into franchising and boost innovation

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Published in HSJ 28 January, 2014 | By Rebecca Malby, Matthew Robson, Alison Green, Becky Gunn   Health decision makers are increasingly seeing franchising as a solution to managing individual trusts, especially those in financial trouble, say Matthew Robson and colleagues Historically, one way to spread a team’s capacity has been through a merger. But […]


Better Leadership, Better Patient Outcomes

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The Centre for Innovation in Health Management at The University of Leeds have a offer of targeted development that will build senior leadership capacity to drive innovation and change in your organisation. Through a series of Leaders Summits, Co-production Workshops, as well as an Innovation and Culture Change programme per year, up to 12 senior […]


Leeds ACTS! Drives Collaboration Between HE Institutions and Third Sector

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Leeds ACTS! (Academic Collaboration for the Third Sector) is an exciting partnership programme which aims to drive collaboration between the third sector and Higher Education Institutions in the City. It aims to match and apply relevant expertise within the Universities to shared goals with the third sector. This partnership has been initiated by Third Sector […]


CIHM Associate Murray Anderson-Wallace’s Guardian piece on whether there should be changes to NHS culture in the wake of Francis

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As health organisations focus on what they will do to improve culture in the wake of Francis, there are three traps to avoid Murray Anderson-Wallace and Suzanne Shale Wednesday 27 March 2013 09.38 GMT We must not mourn the NHS of the past. Photograph: W. Eugene Smith/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image   In the tsunami […]


CIHM’s Darzi Fellows launch new ‘ThankU4′ campaign

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CIHM’s Darzi Fellows have set up a new viral project – ‘Thank You’ cards – get yours from www.thanku4.co.uk and thank your colleagues. “The aim of the ThankU4 campaign is very simple: to improve staff morale within the NHS. We are a group of doctors/health professionals who believe passionately in the values of the NHS. We […]


The Centre for Innovation in Health Management: response to the Francis Report of the Public Inquiry into failings at Mid Staffordshire


The public inquiry into the failings at Stafford Hospital identifies shameful care for patients and their families. Our work at the University of Leeds has demonstrated that where clinicians and managers have productive relationships health care is significantly improved. This relationship is predicated on patient’s care being at the heart of every decision. Our work […]


Press Release: CIHM’s view on the priorities for the new Secretary of State

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As the new Secretary of State for Health reviews his portfolio he would do well to review the progress of the Government’s NHS reforms against some key Conservative values that could be of great benefit. Firstly, choice: as the reforms stand they do not offer the service user, the general public, choice. Choice for many […]


Unravelling the hidden costs of an NHS free-market

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Professor of work and organisation at Leeds University Business School and CIHM Associate, Ian Kirkpatrick, writes in The Guardian today, March 1, 2011. The article appears below and can be accessed on-line at The Guardian’s site http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2011/mar/01/hidden-costs-nhs-free-market The assumption that the free-market knows best lies at the heart of the government’s health reforms, but we […]


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