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Principal Investigator: Sally Lloyd-Bostock (London School of Economics)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0087
Status: Completed

An Analysis of Data on Registration and Fitness to Practice Cases Held by the General Medical Council in the Context of Risk-Based Approaches to Medical Regulation

While medical care has played a major part in increasing life expectancy and improving the quality of those longer lives, it is a risky business. Up to the Nineteenth… read more

Principal Investigator: Gordon Marnoch (University of Ulster)
ESRC REF: RES-153-27-0008
Status: Completed

An Exploratory Study of Parliamentarians and their Use of Healthcare Performance Metrics: The Scottish Parliament Health and Community Care Committee

Sets of numbers purporting to represent the performance of public services are much prevalent in current politics. With incumbent governments eager to trumpet the success of their initiatives when… read more

Principal Investigator: Rowena Jacobs
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 31
Status: Completed

Are Composite Measures a Robust Reflection of Performance?

Current government policy in England emphasises the creation and publication of composite performance measures which are used widely in health, social care, education, the environment and other public sector… read more

Principal Investigator: Steve Martin
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0034
Status: Completed

Comparing for Improvement: The Development and Impact of Public Services Audit and Inspection in UK Local Government

Education, health, the criminal justice system and local government in the UK have all been the focus of the quest for public service improvement over the last decade. Each… read more

Principal Investigator: Jan Clarkson
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 49
Status: Completed

Creating a Clinical, Economic and Psychological Research Resource

NHS dental services face a number of well documented difficulties, including patients having problems gaining access to NHS dental care, the suggestion of rising costs and falling quality. In… read more

Principal Investigator: Charlotte Humphrey (KCL)
ESRC REF: RES-RES-153-25-0101/0102/0103
Status: In progress

Equality, Diversity and Fitness to Practise: exploring and explaining variation in the identification, handling and outcomes of concerns about doctors

There has been concern for some time about possible inequalities in how poorly performing doctors are identified and dealt with by the NHS and in the formal regulatory processes… read more

Principal Investigator: Rowena Jacobs
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0013
Status: Completed

Exploring the Impact of Public Services on Quality of Life Indicators

To most people awareness of public services is local, direct and immediate: do I feel safe on the streets or in my home? Is the school providing my child… read more

Principal Investigator: Allyson Pollock
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 38
Status: Completed

Financial incentives and discharge policies

In January 2004, the government implemented a new law which allows the NHS to fine social services if they fail to act quickly enough in finding alternative arrangements for… read more

Principal Investigator: Richard Cookson
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0055
Status: Completed

Historical and Longitudinal Small Area analysis of the Effects of Market-Orientated reform on Equity of Access to NHS Care from 1991-2001

One of the things that is said to be ‘public’ about public services is that such services should be equally available to everyone who needs them. The reality is… read more

Principal Investigator: Debbie Cohen (Cardiff University)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0092
Status: Completed

Identifying Biographical and Biopsychosocial Risk Factors amongst Under Performing Doctors

Taking responsibility for life or death situations would faze most of us, but we expect doctors to manage them with professionalism and expertise. But what if you were a… read more

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