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Targets, Rankings and Intelligence
Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Do targets create an impetus for improvements in performance, or an impetus for focussing on one aspect of performance to the exclusion of others? Do they incentivise keeping output… read more

Equality, Diversity and Fitness to Practise.
Monday, July 28th, 2008

We know that overseas trained and ethnic minority doctors are disproportionately more likely to be subject to fitness to practise proceedings in the UK. Overseas trained doctors constitute around… read more

‘Open’ Heart Surgery?
Monday, May 19th, 2008

How do public sector professionals react to the increasingly common practice of publishing performance data? When the English NHS began publishing mortality rates of cardiac surgeons on the internet,… read more

Does public sector performance affect senior management turnover?
Monday, April 7th, 2008

When public services are failing, do heads roll? And who is held responsible for under-performance – chief executives or other members of the senior management team? A new discussion paper… read more

Programme Director discusses public services in Korea
Friday, April 4th, 2008

Christopher Hood has returned from a successful visit to Korea where he delivered the keynote speech at a symposium on ‘Measurement and Management in Public Services’ organised by the… read more

A Report Card for Britain
Thursday, March 20th, 2008

How has Britain done in the last decade? How well has the Government performed? What are the big choices that face us in the next decade?These questions were addressed… read more

Podcast: Did ‘Targets and Terror’ Reduce NHS Waiting Times?
Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Carol Propper has produced a podcast based on the findings of a project on targets in the NHS. The project examines the impact of ‘targets and terror’ on hospital waiting times… read more

Who doesn’t trust the police?
Monday, March 17th, 2008

Programme researcher Andreas Cebulla has found that the public may fail to report crimes because they are doubtful about the service they will receive from the police, with some groups in society… read more

Did Targets and Terror Reduce Hospital Waiting Times?
Monday, January 7th, 2008

The Programme’s latest discussion paper comes from Frank Windmeijer and Carol Propper’s (CMPO, Bristol) project, which examines the impact of ‘targets and terror’ on hospital waiting times in England. Using… read more

Fairer School League Tables?
Monday, January 7th, 2008

Programme Deputy Director Deborah Wilson’s work on school league tables has been highlighted in The Guardian (Monday 7th January), in The Times (10th January) and the New Statesman (17th January). Deborah has been investigating… read more

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