Institute for Health Policy and Organisation
Inﬂuencing healthcare policy and organisation through world-leading interdisciplinary research
The funding and delivery of eﬀective health care is one of the most signiﬁcant global grand challenges. Countries face growing demand for health and care driven by ageing populations, the rising costs of care as new treatments emerge, rapid technological change and rising public expectations. As this demand grows, governments are increasingly pressured by resource constraints to transform the way they deliver services. Old paradigms, such as central planning, hospital-centred care and market-oriented reform, are proving ineﬀective; while technological advances and devolved decision making represent new but unproven opportunities.
This climate creates the opportunity to develop bold and distinctive new ways to conceive of healthcare delivery. The University of Manchester has a growing reputation in the ﬁeld of health services organisation and policy research, having secured over £30 million in awards and donations since 2011. The establishment of the Institute for Health Policy and Organisation will ensure we are at the front and centre of these vital debates.
Institute members work closely with healthcare providers and commissioners, regulatory and professional bodies, national and local government departments, policy makers, think tanks, third sector organisations, community groups and other stakeholders. We create ongoing conversations and projects with a range of stakeholders and are proactively looking for organisations to partner with on our many research projects.
Institute for Health Policy and Organisation
Learn more about the Institute here:
- Organisation and workforce covers health and care policy and its impact upon service organisation and the health and
- Regulation and leadership looks at how health and social care is led and governed, including internal and external systems of regulation for holding organisations and individual professionals to account for the quality and safety of services.
- Health and care in the wider context focuses on how health and care policy is impacted by social, political and economic contexts.
- attract the highest calibre researchers in the ﬁeld of health policy and organisation to join or work with the Institute
- provide focused career support for researchers engaged in interdisciplinary work
- build a developmental pipeline to form the research leaders of tomorrow
- facilitate coordinated, strategic action with other key University research units/institutes
- encourage formal collaboration with similar centres/institutes across the world
- open new potential funding streams for interdisciplinary research
- support the delivery of higher quality research outputs
- provide a platform for engagement with policy makers and other key stakeholders
- enable colleagues to respond better to complex real-world challenges
- facilitate the generation of impact on a scale and quality that is not possible under present arrangements.
Our Institute leadership
- Damian Hodgson - Professor of Organisational Analysis at Alliance Manchester Business School and Institute Co-Director
- Kath Checkland - Professor of Health Policy and Primary Care at The University of Manchester and Institute Co-Director
- Ruth Boaden - Professor of Service Operations Management at Alliance Manchester Business School.
- Ruth McDonald - Professor of Health Services Research
- Pete Bower - Chair in Health Sciences
- Matt Sutton - Chair in Health Economics
- Kieran Walshe - Professor of Health Policy & Management
- Evangelis Kontopantelis - Professor of Data Science & Health Services Research
- Naomi Chambers - Professor of Health Management
- Ellen Schafheutle - Professor of Pharmacy Policy and Practice, Director of the Centre for Pharmacy Workforce Studies
- Ann Mahon - Professor of Health Leadership
- Anne McBride - Professor of Employment Relations
- Rachael Meacock - Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
- Simon Turner - Senior Lecturer in Health Policy & Org.
- Tarani Chandola - Professor of Medical Sociology
- Paul Wilson - Senior Research Fellow
- Roman Kislov - Senior Research Fellow
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Naomi Chambers, Professor of Healthcare Management has commented on the recently released NHS staff survey results
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
The University of Manchester China Centre recently hosted a Healthcare Forum as part of a series of healthcare industry events.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Dr. Stephen Brookes QPM, Programme Director, MSc International Healthcare Leadership discusses the trends and challenges facing today's healthcare leaders in this interview with Dr. Kathy Shi, Founder and CEO of Sino-United Health in Shanghai.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Are you a healthcare manager looking to step up to a leadership role and take account of international leadership challenges?
Record numbers of healthcare staff graduate with an MSc in Healthcare Leadership as the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday
Thursday, July 5, 2018
The University of Birmingham and Alliance Manchester Business School are celebrating with the NHS Leadership Academy as a record 1,309 people have now graduated with a Masters in Healthcare Leadership from its flagship Elizabeth Garrett Anderson programme.
Friday, June 8, 2018
Alliance Manchester Business School has launched its MSc in International Healthcare Leadership in Manchester.
Monday, April 30, 2018
The transport and logistics sector in the UK is experiencing a rise in average workforce age according to research by Alliance Manchester Business School and the Health and Safety Executive
Monday, December 4, 2017
Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health Policy and Management reflects on the recent Teddy Chester lecture, which was given by Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP)