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This is an archive of past Programme events.

Creativity and Innovation Necessary to Deliver Excellence in Public Services in and Beyond the Economic Downturn
Monday, January 26th, 2009

As the UK enters recession, the Pre-Budget Report has set out a framework for public service delivery.To maintain excellence in public services throughout the downturn requires us to be… read more

Fixing failure? Understanding what causes poor performance and what leads to improvement in public services
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

In recent years, it has become commonplace for some schools, hospitals, local authorities, and other public bodies to be labeled “failing”.   League tables, performance ratings, inspection reports – there… read more

Regulating Doctors Workshop
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Programme research fellow Mary Dixon-Woods organised a one-day workshop looking at the regulation of doctors. Speakers included Charles Bosk (Pennsylvania) who is well known for his work on doctors (Forgive… read more

‘Performance Management Plus’ – The Next Stage of Performance Management for Operational Improvement
Friday, January 9th, 2009

Where does performance management go next?  Are the underlying principles of performance management valid?  Is a greater variety of approaches necessary for different circumstances (types of service, existing levels… read more

Delivering Public Services in a Financially Cold Climate
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Public Services in a Time of Fiscal Constraint - Seminar held at HM Treasury on 4 November 2008  It takes a lot to drag a room-full of Treasury public-spending experts… read more

Onwards and upwards: how junior doctors learn to cope when changing environments and responsibilities
Friday, October 17th, 2008

17 October 2008, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London  All doctors experience many transitions during both their training and subsequent careers. These transitions include changes in status and seniority, changes… read more

Medical Professionalism: The Building Blocks
Monday, October 6th, 2008

Two representatives of the Programme joined participants from around the world to share best practices and explore new approaches to issues facing medical regulatory authorities worldwide for this International… read more

Lessons for Public Services Reform in Scotland: A workshop for policy makers and practitioners
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Scotland is undergoing an unprecedented period of public services reform aimed at creating a clearer, simpler and more effective public sector. This workshop highlighed the latest lessons on public… read more

Managing poor performance in doctors – a tough nut to crack
Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

How can doctors be assisted to perform at their best? When doctors are struggling which methods of intervention should be used to improve their performance?  The Royal Society of… read more

Evaluating Health Policy: New Evidence from Administrative Data
Thursday, May 15th, 2008

University of York and University of Bristol Workshops, 20 September 2007 and 15 May 2008 These two one-day workshops brought together senior academics and policy-makers to discuss recent health policy… read more

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