Free online course empowers individuals to improve NHS

2 January 2017

A free online course is aiming to give people in health and social care organisations the skills and confidence to improve the quality of healthcare provision. Quality Improvement in Healthcare is offered by the University of Bath in partnership with the West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) through FutureLearn - the UK’s leading organisation for the provision of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Sign up for the course here

Funding from West of England Academic Health Science Network

1 February 2015

The Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (CHI2) colleagues Dr Jens Roehrich and Dr Steve Conway have received funding from West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) for a 3.5 year research project, to evidence the value of the WEAHSN. The project, conducted by the Bath team, will be an applied, empirically driven piece of research, investigating innovation networks within health sector supply chains spanning both public and private boundaries.

Official launch of the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement

22 January 2015

On Thursday 22 January 2015, the School of Management welcomed over 100 special guests to the launch of its latest research centre, the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation & Improvement (CHI2). Read more

ESRC grant to investigate the changing landscape of public audit

1 December 2014

Congratulations to Margaret Greenwood, who has been awarded a three-year ESRC grant to investigate the changing landscape of public audit. Margaret says: "It was fantastic news to learn of the grant award and I’m very much looking forward to starting the project in earnest. I would like to thank the many stakeholders who have sustained an interest in the project and agreed to support it with their time and other resources." The award was made under a competitive scheme in which six bids were submitted, across all social science subjects, for each available award.

Case study published on CHI2 director's research

10 October 2014

The Public Engagement Unit at the University of Bath has published a case study of the research conducted by the director of CHI2. Christos' research focuses on how mathematical modelling and computer simulation techniques can resolve healthcare delivery problems. He collaborates with health and social care managers and professionals to identify and tackle challenges in the sector. Read the case study

Research to improve on the health challenges in seven day hospital care

26 June 2014

The lottery of patient prognosis, determined by the time of day and day of the week that a patient is admitted to hospital, is to be challenged thanks to a research collaboration between researchers at Bath and the city's Royal United Hospital (RUH). Read more

Mixed results from public-private partnerships

18 June 2014

Dr Jens Roehrich, alongside Professor James Barlow of Imperial College London and Executive Director of the European Centre for Health Assets and Architecture Steve Wright, were recently interviewed by the Journal de Montréal about their research into public-private partnerships (PPP) for building and managing healthcare facilities and services. Read more

Are public-private partnerships a healthy option?

1 June 2014

The Centre’s associates Jens Roehrich and Mike Lewis, alongside Professor Gerry George from Imperial College Business School, recently published a comprehensive and systematic literature analysis of public-private partnership (PPP) studies. Governments around the world, but especially in Europe, have increasingly used private sector involvement in developing, financing and providing public health infrastructure and service delivery through PPPs. Read more

University project features on Government website

23 July 2013

Research from the University has been featured in the 2013 Parliamentary report on Research & Development in assistive technology on the Department of Health website. The report describes the wide-ranging government-funded projects supporting assistive technology that may increase the independence or wellbeing of disabled and older people. Read more