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Principal Investigator: Mary Dixon-Woods
ESRC REF: RES-153-27-0009
Status: Completed

Regulating Doctors: Between Performance and Practice

When a high profile scandal hits, whether it is Enron, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, or dramatic medical failures, it is claimed that the regulatory regime has failed and a… read more

Principal Investigator: Tim Ensor
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0088
Status: Completed

Regulation, ‘Donated Labour’ and the NHS Reforms

Public sector productivity and service quality is often held to be dependent, at least in part, on non-financial incentives- public sector motivations (PSM) – the beliefs values and attitudes… read more

Principal Investigator: Kieran Walshe
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0020
Status: Completed

Responding to Evidence of Poor Performance: Explaining Public Organisations’ Capacity to Deal with Failure

Human beings react to accusations of failure indifferent ways – embarrassment and confusion, furious denial, self-examination and promises of improvement. When evidence of failure emerges in public services, responses… read more

Principal Investigator: Frank Windmeijer
ESRC REF: RES-166-25-0022
Status: Completed

Targets and Waiting Times: Exploring a Quasi-experiment to Evaluate the use of Targets in the Provision of Health Care in the UK

The efficacy of targets as an instrument of public and private management has been a subject of social science research for more than seventy years, with much having been… read more

Principal Investigator: Jan Illing (Newcastle University)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0097
Status: Completed

The Experiences of UK, EU and Non-EU Medical Graduates Making the Transition to the UK Workplace

The developed countries draw heavily from the developing world for medical professionals, and international mobility among doctors and nurses is a marked feature of health care systems today. The… read more

Principal Investigator: Gerry McGivern (King's College London)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0095
Status: Completed

The Visible and Invisible Performance Effects of Transparency in Medical Professional Regulation

Bentham’s dictum ‘the more we are watched, the better we behave’ is often asserted as a truism. It is, therefore, no surprise that in a profession where poor decision-making… read more

Principal Investigator: Bruce Guthrie
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-00 43
Status: Completed

What changes when incentives change in primary medical care?

Launched in April 2004, the new general practice General Medical Services (GMS) contract for general practitioners (GPs) in effect pays doctors for performance. Significantly increased resources are now available,… read more

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