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Management Reforms and Performance in a London Teaching Hospital
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Management Reforms and performance in a London Teaching Hospital (pdf) Tim Ensor, Anne Kilby, Jerrett Myers  & Roger Hay. Exploratory research of inpatient services was undertaken in a large… read more

NHS Reforms at University College London Hospital
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

NHS Reforms at University College London Hospital (pdf) Roger Hay, Jerrett Myers & Tim Ensor The effects of the NHS reforms on clinical activity and productivity have been subject… read more

Risk and Public Services
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Risk and Public Services is a collection of six pieces developed from a conference on Risk and Public Services convened jointly by the ESRC Public Services Programme and the… read more

Policy Briefing on ‘Public Spending in Hard Times’
Friday, June 12th, 2009

Christopher Hood presented a Policy Briefing entitled ‘Public Spending in Hard Times’ to a seminar at the Institute for Government on 1 June 2009.  The briefing was co-authored by… read more

Could do better? Knowledge, learning and performance improvement in public services
Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

This report sets out the findings from our research into the way that public service organisations respond to evidence that they are performing poorly. It is grounded in an… read more

Citizen-centred Public Services
Friday, May 1st, 2009

Martin, S. J. and Webb, A. (2009) ‘Citizen-centred’ Public Services: Contestability without consumer-driven competition, Public Money & Management, 29: 2, pp. 123-130.

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Early retirement and inequality in Britain and Germany: How important is
Friday, May 1st, 2009

Early retirement and inequality in Britain and Germany: How important ishealth?  By Jenny Roberts, Nigel Rice [Programme researcher] and Andrew M. Jones Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) Working… read more

The limits of performance assessments of public bodies: external constraints in English local government
Friday, March 27th, 2009

Abstract: Policy makers have an interest in evaluating what government and taxpayers get for their money. In the United Kingdom, central government has developed elaborate oversight mechanisms involving a… read more

The Descriptive Tyranny of the Common Assessment Framework: Technologies of Categorization and Professional Practice in Child Welfare
Monday, March 16th, 2009

Abstract: The Common Assessment Framework is a standard assessment tool to be used by all professionals working with children for assessment and referral. CAF is hailed as a needs-led,… read more

Performing ‘initial assessment’ : Identifying the latent conditions for error at the front-door of local authority children’s services
Monday, March 16th, 2009

Abstract: This article draws attention to the faulty design elements at the front-door of children’s local authority services, arguing that current attempts to increase safety, through the formalization of… read more

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