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Keeping up the Standards – article in School Leadership Today
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Keeping up the Standards – an article by Ruth Dixon, Christopher Hood and Deborah Wilson appeared in the March 2010 issue of School Leadership Today ( the magazine for… read more

Absorptive Capacity in a Non-Market Environment: A knowledge-based approach to analysing the performance of sector organizations
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: Improved performance by public sector organizations is a political imperative in numerous countries. There are particular challenges in turnaround of poorly performing organizations. Theoretical explanations of the performance… read more

Why do people cooperate with medical research? Findings from three studies
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract:  In this paper, we distinguish decisions about cooperation with medical research from decisions about research participation. We offer an empirical and theoretical exploration of why people in three different… read more

Reality check for checklists
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: Catheter-related blood stream infections in the intensive care unit (ICU) are common, costly, and potentially lethal. The Dec 28, 2006, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine… read more

Why is patient safety so hard? : a selective review of ethnographic studies
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: Ethnographic studies are valuable in studying patient safety. This is a narrative review of four reports of ethnographic studies of patient safety in UK hospitals conducted as part… read more

Divergence or convergence? Health inequalities and policy in a devolved Britain,
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: Since the advent of political devolution in the UK, it has been widely reported that markedly different health policies have emerged. However, most of these analyses are based… read more

Health inequalities in England, Scotland and Wales: Stakeholders’ accounts and policy compared
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: The election of a Labour government in 1997 brought the issue of health inequalities firmly back on to the policy agenda across the UK. Since then, in the… read more

Tackling Health Inequalities in Post-Devolution Britain: Do Targets Matter?
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Abstract: Since devolution in 1998, many aspects of public policy in Great Britain have diverged between England, Scotland and Wales, including how targets and performance assessment are used in… read more

From Policy to Practice: The Implementation and Negotiation of Technologies in Everyday Child Welfare
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Abstract: A central element of the Every Child Matters reforms in England are measures which aim at improving information sharing. Amongst these are the children’s database and the Common… read more

Statutory Regulation and the Future of Professional Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Abstract: This report is based on a research project funded by the GMC/ESRC Public Services Programme entitled “The Visible and Invisible Performance Effects of Transparency in Professional regulation?. The… read more

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