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CPSO Events Archive › 04/09/07

The National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation ProgrammeSDO Networks and Governance Research Workshop


to coordinate better SDO-funded research, compare emergent findings and  explore common issues among the 4 projects examining 'networks' (Royal Holloway, St. Andrews, Plymouth and Nottingham) and the 4 projects examining 'governance' (Royal Holloway, Open University, LSHTM and Swansea) in the NHS.

This special event has been funded by SDO, based at the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London:

Material to download (PDFs):

SDO Project Presentations:

Governance Networks

Decentralisation and performance: Autonomy and incentives in local health economies
[Dr. Frosini, RHUL]

Networks in health care: A comparative study of their management impact and performance
[Dr. Mc Givern, RHUL]

Contractual governance in a system with mixed modes of regulation
[Prof. David Hughes, Swansea]

Comparative evaluation of children's services networks
[Dr. Tina Howell, Nottingham]

Comparative governance arrangements and comparative performance: A qualitative and quantitative study
[Prof. John Storey, Open University]

Understanding professional partnerships and non-hierarchical organisations
[Prof.  Rod Sheaff,  Plymouth]

Investigating the governance of Foundation Trusts
[Dr. Pauline Allen, LSHTM]

Delivering health care through managed clinical networks (MCNs): Lessons from the north
[Prof. Huw Davies, St Andrews]

Further Information

Date: 4-5th September 2007
Venue: SOAS, Brunei Gallery, Central London

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