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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: 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: 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

Principal Investigator: Trudie Roberts (University of Leeds)
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0084
Status: Completed

Learning Responsibility? Exploring Doctors’ Transitions to New Levels of Medical Responsibility

Performance in medicine, as for professionals in other fields, can be shaped by the way career shifts play out and how the individual adapts to a new social context… read more

Principal Investigator: Mark Exworthy
ESRC REF: RES-153-25-0100
Status: Completed

Managing Medical Performance: A Pilot Study to Investigate the Impact of Surgical Performance Upon Clinicians and Managers

Does transparent reporting of performance data improve the performance of public service professionals? Public reporting of hospital death rates has been adopted in several states and countries in recent… read more

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: 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