Policy Research Unit
Policy Research Unit
Relevant publications

2017

  • Views of public health leaders in English local authorities – changing perspectives following the transfer of responsibilities from the National Health Service to local government. (2017). Local Government Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03003930.2017.1322069
  • MacKichan, F., Brangan, E., Wye, L., Checkland, K. et al. (2017). Why do patients seek primary medical care in emergency departments? An ethnographic exploration of access to general practice. BMJ Open,7:e013816 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013816
  • Moran, V., Checkland, K., Coleman, A., Spooner, S., Gibson, J., Sutton, M. (2017). General practitioners' views of clinically-led commissioning: Cross-sectional survey in England. BMJ Open
  • Gadsby, E. W., Peckham, S., Coleman, A., Bramwell, D., Perkins, N., & Jenkins, M. L. (2017). Commissioning for health improvement following the 2012 health and social care reforms in England: what has changed? BMC Public Health, 17(211). DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4122-1

2016

  • Allen, P. & Petsoulas, C. (2016). Pricing in the NHS quasi market: A national study of the allocation of financial risk through contracts. Public Money & Management, 36(5), 341-348. DOI: 10.1080/09540962.2016.1194080
  • Osipovic, D., Allen, P., Shepherd, E., Coleman, A., Perkins, N., Williams, L., Sanderson, M., & Checkland, K. (2016). Interrogating institutional change: Actors' attitudes to competition and cooperation in commissioning health services in England. Public Administration. Online first. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12268
  • McDermott, I., Checkland, K., Coleman, A., Osipovic, D., Petsoulas, C., & Perkins, N. (2016). Engaging GPs in commissioning: realist evaluation of the early experiences of Clinical Commissioning Groups in the English NHS. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. DOI:10.1177/1355819616648352
  • Checkland, K., McDermott, I., Coleman, A., & Perkins, N. (2016). Complexity in the new NHS: longitudinal case studies of CCGs in England. B M J Open, 2016;6:e010199. DOI:doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010199

2015

  • Bramwell, D., Peckham, S., Allen, P., and Checkland, K. (2015). How can GPs and community health services work more effectively together? B J G P, 65(636), 374-375. DOI:10.3399/bjgp15X685909
  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., Segar, J., McDermott, I., Harrison, S., & Peckham, S. (2015). Leadership for health commissioning in the new NHS: exploring the early development of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 29, 75.
  • Coleman, A. & Glendinning, C (2015). Going round in circles? Joint working between primary health and social care. Journal of Integrated Care, 23(2), 53-61.
  • Cameron, A. Allen, P., Williams, L., Durand, MA., Perotin, V., Bartlett, W. and Hutchings, A. ‘Increasing autonomy in publically owned services: the case of community health services in England (in press) Journal of Health Organisation and ManagementFlood, C., Allen, P., Thomas, B. Walker, K. (2015)  ‘Restricting private sector practice using contracts’ Canadian Medical Association Journal DOI:10.1503 /cmaj.140837
  • Jenkins L; Bramwell D; Coleman A; Gadsby E; Peckham S; Perkins N. (2015). Integration, influence and change in public health: findings from a survey of Directors of Public Health in England. J Public Health (Oxf)
  • Miller, R., Peckham, S., Coleman, A., McDermott, I., Harrison, S. & Checkland, K (2015). What happens when GPs engage in commissioning? Two decades of experience in the English NHS. J Health Serv Res Policy
  • Segar, J., Checkland, K., Coleman, A., & McDermott, I. (2015). Thinking about case studies in 3-D: Researching the NHS clinical commissioning landscape in England. In Saville Kushner, Jill Russell, Trisha Greenhalgh (Ed.), Case Study Evaluation: Past, Present and Future Challenges. (Vol. 15, pp. 85-105). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. DOI:10.1108/S1474-786320140000015004
  • Segar, J. (2015). Under-representation of women on governing bodies: women general practitioners on Clinical Commissioning Groups in England. J Health Serv Res Policy, DOI:10.1177/1355819614567912
  • Stokes, J., Panagioti, M., Alam, R., Checkland, K., Cheraghi-Sohi, S., & Bower, P. (2015). Effectiveness of Case Management for 'At Risk' Patients in Primary Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS One, 10, e0132340.
  • Vostanis, P., Martin, P., Davies, R., De Francesco, D., Jones, M., Sweeting, R., Ritchie, B., Allen, P., and Wolpert, M. (2015) ‘Development of a framework for prospective payment for child mental health services’ 04/2015; DOI:10.1177/1355819615580868 Journal of Health Services Research and Policy
  • Warwick-Giles, L., Coleman, A. & Checkland, K (2015). Co-owner, service provider, critical friend? The role of public health in clinical commissioning groups. J Public Health (Oxf), 1-6. DOI:10.1093/pubmed/fdv137

2014

  • Ettelt, S., Mays, N. and Allen, P. (2014) "The multiple purposes of policy piloting and their consequences: Three examples from health and social care policy in England" Journal of Social Policy FirstView Article / November 2014, pp 1 – 19 DOI: 10.1017/S0047279414000865
  • Peckham S, Wilson P, Williams L, Smiddy J, Kendall S, Brooks F, et al (2014). Commissioning for long-term conditions: hearing the voice of and engaging users – a qualitative multiple case study. Health Service Delivery Research 2(44). DOI: 10.3310/hsdr02440
  • Peckham S (In press) Accountability in the UK Healthcare System: An Overview Healthcare Policy
  • Segar J, Checkland K, Coleman A, McDermott I, Harrison S, Peckham S. (2014). Changing the Ties That Bind? The Emerging Roles and Identities of General Practitioners and Managers in the New Clinical Commissioning Groups in the English NHS, SAGE Open, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2158244014554203
  • Petsoulas C, Allen P, Checkland K, Coleman A, Segar J, Peckham S, & Mcdermott S. (2014). Views of NHS commissioners on commissioning support provision: Evidence from a qualitative study of clinical commissioning groups in England. B M J Open, 4:e005970. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005970
  • Perkins N, Coleman A, Wright M, Gadsby E, Petsoulas C, McDermott I, & Checkland K. (2014). The 'added value' GPs bring to commissioning. British Journal of General Practice, 64(628), 575-576. DOI:10.33999/bjgp14X682321
  • Checkland, K (2014). Leadership in the NHS: does the Emperor have any clothes? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 19(4), 253-256. DOI:10.1177/1355819614529101
  • Coleman A, Checkland K, Segar I, McDermott I, Harrison S and Peckham S (2014) Joining it up? Health and Wellbeing in the new English National Health Service organisation: Early evidence from Clinical Commissioning Groups and shadow Health and Wellbeing Boards Local Government Studies. Local Government Studies, 40(4), 560-580. DOI:10.1080/03003930.2013.841578
  • Coleman A, Checkland K, & Harrison S. (2014). Local histories and local sensemaking: a case of policy implementation in the English National Health Service. In Michael Hill (Ed.), Studying Public Policy: An international approach. (pp. 209-220). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Coleman A, Segar J, Checkland K, McDermott I, Harrison S and Peckham, S (In press) Leadership for health commissioning in the new NHS: exploring the early development of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England. Journal of Health Organization and Management.
  • Gadsby, E., Segar, J., Allen, P., Checkland, K., Coleman, A., McDermott, I. & Peckham, S (2014). Personal Budgets, Choice and Health: A Review of International Evidence from 11 OECD Countries. International Journal of Public & Private Healthcare Management and Economics, 3(3-4), 15. DOI: 10.4018/ijpphme.2013070102
  • Huntley, A., Lasserson, D., Wye, L., Morris, R., Checkland, K., England, H., Salisbury, C. & Purdy, S (2014). Which features of primary care affect unscheduled secondary care use? A systematic review. BMJ Open, 4(5). DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004746

2013

  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., McDermott, I., & Harrison, S. (2013). The limits of market-based reforms in the NHS: the case of alternative providers in primary care. BMC health services research, 13(Suppl 1), S3.
  • Checkland K, Allen P, Segar J, Coleman A, McDermott I, Harrison S, Petsoulas C and Peckham S (2013) Accountable to whom, for what? An exploration of the early development of Clinical Commissioning Groups in the English NHS. BMJ Open, 3, e003769. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003769
  • Perotin, V., Zamora, B., Reeves, R., Bartlett, W., Allen, P. ‘Does Hospital Ownership Affect Patient Experience? An Investigation into Public-Private Sector Differences In England’ (2013) Journal of Health Economics 32 (3), 633-646
  • Allen, P. (2013) ‘An economic analysis of the limits of market based reforms in the English NHS’ BMC Health Services Research 13(Suppl 1):S1
  • Hughes, D., Allen, P., Doheny, S., Petsoulas, C., Vincent-Jones, P. (2013) ‘Co-operation and conflict under hard and soft contracting regimes: case studies from England and Wales’ BMC Health Services Research 13(Suppl 1):S1
  • Sanderson M, Allen P, Peckham S et al (2013) Divergence of NHS choice policy in the UK: What difference has patient choice policy in England made Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 18(4), 202-208.
  • Langdown C, and Peckham S. (2013). The use of financial incentives to help improve health outcomes: is the quality and outcomes framework fit for purpose? A systematic review. Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdt077
  • Checkland K, Coleman A, McDermott I, Segar J, Miller R, Pestoulas C, Wallace A, Harrison S, Peckham S and Osipovic D (2013) Emerging Clinical Commissioning Groups: early evidence from a qualitative study British Journal of General Practice 63(614), e611-e619.
  • Checkland, K., Harrison, S., Snow, S., Coleman, A., & McDermott, I. (2013). Understanding the work done by NHS commissioning managers: An exploration of the microprocesses underlying day-to-day sensemaking in UK primary care organisations. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 27(2), 149-170.
  • McDermott, I., Checkland, K., Harrison, S., Snow, S., and Coleman, A. (2013). Who do we think we are? Analysing the content and form of identity work in the English National Health Service. Journal of Health Organisation & Management 27(1), 4-23. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14777261311311771

2012

  • Cheraghi-Sohi S, McDonald R, Harrison S (2012). The experience of contractual change in UK general practice: A qualitative study of salaried GPs. British Journal of General Practice 62, 198-9
  • Prior, L., Hughes, D., and Peckham, S. (2012). The discursive turn in policy analysis and the validation of policy stories. Journal of Social Policy 41(2), 271-289
  • Peckham S and Hutchinson B (2012) Developing primary care: the contribution of primary care research networks Healthcare Policy 8(2), 56-70
  • Allen, P., Keen, J., Wright, J., Dempster, P., Townsend, J., Hutchings, A., Street, A. and Verzulli, R. (2012) ‘Investigating the governance of acute hospitals in England: multi-site case study of NHS Foundation Trusts’ Journal of Health Services Research and Policy  doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2011.011046
  • Checkland, K., Harrison, S., Snow, S., McDermott, I., and Coleman, A. (2012). Commissioning in the English National Health Service: what's the problem? Journal of Social Policy, 41(3), 533-550. 
  • Cheraghi-Sohi S, McDonald R, Harrison S (2012) ‘The experience of contractual change in UK general practice: A qualitative study of salaried GPs’ British Journal of General Practice 62: 198-9
  • Dowswell G, Harrison S (2012) ‘Implementing clinical guidelines: a case study of research in context’ in Exworthy M, Hann A, Peckham S, Powell M(eds) Case Studies in British Health Policy. 267-78.Bristol: Policy Press
  • McDermott, I., Checkland, K., Harrison, S., Snow, S., and Coleman, A. (In Press). Who do we think we are? Analysing the content and form of identity work in the English National Health Service. Journal of Health Organisation & Management
  • Peckham, S., Mays, N., Hughes, D., Sanderson, M., Allen, P, Prior, L., Entwhistle, V., Thompson, A., and Davies, H.  (2012) ‘Devolution and patient choice: policy rhetoric versus experience in practice’ Social Policy and Administration, 46 (2), 199–218. 
  • Prior, L., Hughes, D., and Peckham, S. (In Press). The discursive turn in policy analysis and the validation of policy stories. Journal of Social Policy.
  • Schafheutle EI, Hassell K, Ashcroft DM, Hall J, Harrison S (2012) ‘How do pharmacy students learn professionalism?’ International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 20: 118-28
  • Walter A, Chew-Graham C, Harrison S (2012) ‘Negotiating refusals in primary care consultations: a qualitative study’ Family Practice 29(4): 488-96

2011

  • Allen, P., Bartlett, W., Turner, S., Matchaya, G., Perotin, V. and Zamora, B. (2011) ‘Provider diversity in the English NHS: a study of recent developments in four health economies’Journal of Health Services Research and Policy Special Issue on Health Reforms in England  Vol 17 Suppl 1 January 2012,  23-30.
  • Allen, P., Bartlett, W., Perotin, V., Turner, S.,  Matchaya, G., and Zamora, B. (2011) ‘The blurred boundaries between public and private healthcare in the English NHS’ International Journal of Public and Private Healthcare Management and Economics 1(3), 1-18.
  • Allen, P., Bartlett, W., Perotin, V., Zamora, B. and Turner, S. (2011) ‘New forms of provider in the English National Health Service’ Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 82(1), 77-95.
  • Allen, P., Wright, J., Townsend, J., Dempster, P., Hutchings, A., and Keen, J. (2011) ‘Organisational form as a mechanism to involve staff, public and users in public services: a study of the governance of  NHS Foundation Trusts’ Social Policy and Administration published online  8 NOV 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2011.00820.x
  • Checkland, K., Coleman, A., Harrison, S. (2011). When is a saving not a saving? The micro-politics of budgets and savings under practice-based commissioning. Public Money and Management, 31(4), 241-248.
  • Checkland, K., Snow, S., McDermott, I., Harrison, S., and Coleman, A. (2011). ‘Animateurs’ and animation: what makes a good commissioning manager? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 17(1), 1-7. DOI: 10.1258/jhsrp.2011.011010
  • Checkland, K., Snow, S., McDermott, I., Harrison, S., and Coleman, A. (2011). Management practice in primary care organisations: The roles and behaviours of middle managers and GPs. Final Report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme.
  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., McDermott, I., and Harrison, S. (2011). Patient and public involvement in the restructured NHS. Journal of Integrated Care, 19(4), 30-36.
  • Hughes, D., Petsoulas, C., Allen, P., Doheny, S. and Vincent-Jones, P. (2011) ‘Contracts in England’s NHS market: economic levers and social embeddedness’ Special Issue Health Sociology Review: Transformations in Health Care: Privatisation, Corporatisation and the Market, 20(3), 321-337.
  • Marks, L., Cave, S., Hunter, D., Mason, J., Peckham, S., and Wallace, A. (2011). Governance for health and wellbeing in the English NHS. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 16, 14-21.
  • Marks, L., Cave, S., Wallace, A., Mason, A., Hunter, D.J., Mason, J.M., and  Peckham, S.  (2011). Incentivising preventive services in primary care: perspectives on Local Enhanced Services. Journal of Public Health (Oxf), 33(4), 556-64
  • Peckham, S., Hann, A., Boyce, T. (2011). Health promotion and ill-health prevention: the role of general practice. Quality in Primary Care, 19(5), 317-23.
  • Petsoulas, C., Allen, P., Hughes, D., Vincent-Jones, P. and Roberts, J. (2011) ‘The use of standard contracts in the English National Health Service: A case study analysis’ Social Science and Medicine, 73(2), 185-192 
  • Roland M, Rao SR, Sibbald B, Hann M, Harrison S, Walter A, Guthrie B, Desroches C, Ferris TG, Campbell EG (2011) ‘Professional values and reported behaviours of doctors in the United States and United Kingdom: quantitative survey’ BMJ Quality and Safety 20(6): 522-6
  • Salisbury, C., Stewart, K., Purdy, S., Thorp, H., Cameron, A., Lart, R., Peckham, S., and Calnan, M. (2011). Making the most of evaluation: a mixed methods study in the English NHS. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 16(4), 218-25.
  • Segar, S., and Rogers, A. (2011). Report from Work Package 2 Qualitative Study of the Healthlines project, research commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
  • Turner, S., Allen, P., Bartlett, W. and Perotin, V. (2011). Innovation and the English National Health Service: a qualitative study of Independent Sector Treatment Centres’ Social Science and Medicine, 73(4), 522-529.
  • Willis S, Schafheutle E, Elvey R, Lewis P, Harrison S, Hassell K (2011). Can patient-centred professionalism be engendered in young pharmacists? Pharmaceutical Journal 287, 20/27 Aug, 203-4.
  • Wright, J., Dempster, P., Keen, J., Allen, P., and Hutchings, A. (2011) ‘The New Governance Arrangements for NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals: Reframing Governors as Meta-Regulators’ Public Administration published online 17 OCT 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2011.01975.x

2010

  • Checkland, K. & Harrison, S (2010). The impact of QOF on practice organisation and service delivery. In Gillam, S. & Siriwardena, A. (Ed.), The quality and outcomes framework. QOF- transforming general practice. Oxford: Radcliffe.
  • Checkland, K. & Harrison, S (2010). The impact of the Quality and Outcomes Framework on practice organisation and service delivery: summary of evidence from two qualitative studies. Quality in Primary Care, 18, 139-146.
  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., Harrison, S. & Hiroeh, U. (2010). Local histories and local sensemaking: a case of policy implementation in the English National Health Service. Policy and politics, 38(2), 289-306. DOI:10.1332/030557309X462547
  • Harrison, S. (2010) Oral evidence to House of Commons Health Committee Commissioning. Third Report of Session 2010-2011. Vol II: Ev43-53
  • Pollitt, C.J., Harrison, S., Dowswell, G., Jerak-Zuiderent, S., & Bal, .R (2010) ‘Performance regimes in health care: Institutions, critical junctures and the logic of escalation in England and the Netherlands’ Evaluation: the International Journal of Theory and Practice 16(1): 13-29
  • Roland, M., Sibbald, B., Hann, M., Dowswell, G., Harrison, S., Walter, A., Guthrie, B., Campbell, E.G. (2010) Professional Attitudes and Behaviours of Doctors in the United States. Final Report to Nuffield Trust. Manchester: University of Manchester National Primary Care Research and Development Centre
  • Schafheutle, E.I., Hassell, K., Ashcroft, D.M., Hall, J., & Harrison, S. (2010). Learning professionalism during the MPharm: the importance of practice exposure and role models. Pharmaceutical Journal 285: 164-5
  • Schafheutle, E.I., Hassell, K., Ashcroft, D.M., Hall, J., & Harrison, S. (2010). How do pharmacy students learn professionalism, and how is it assessed?’ Pharmacy Practice. 8 (suppl 1), 92-93
  • Schafheutle, E.I., Hassell, K., Ashcroft, D.M., Hall, J., & Harrison, S. (2010). Learning professionalism in the MPharm – What role does ‘organisational philosophy’ play? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 18 (Suppl 1): 19-20

2009

  • Checkland, K. (2009). Being a good clinician is not enough: doctors as employers and practices as organisations. British Journal of General Practice, 59(565), 565-566.
  • Checkland, K., Coleman, A., Harrison, S. & Hiroeh, U. (2009). We can't get anything done because... Making sense of barriers to Prctice-based Commissioning. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 14(1), 20-26. DOI:10.1258/jhsrp.2008.008043
  • Checkland, K., Harrison, S. & Coleman, A. (2009). Structural interests in health care: evidence from the contemporary National Health Service. Journal of Social Policy, 38(4), 607-625. DOI:10.1017/S0047279409003262
  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., & Harrison, S. (2009). Still puzzling: patient and public involvement in commissioning. Journal of Integrated Care, 17(6), 23-30. DOI:10.1108/14769018200900043
  • Coleman, A., Checkland, K., Harrison. S.,& Dowswell, G. Practice-based Commissioning - Theory, Implementation and Outcome: Final Report. Manchester: University of Manchester National Primary Care Research and Development Centre. 2009.
  • Coleman, A., Gains, F., Boyd, A., Bradshaw, D., & Johnson, C. (2009). Scrutinising local public service provision: lessons from the experience of health scrutiny 2004-2007. Public Money and Management, 299-306. DOI:10.1080/09540960903205949
  • Grant, S., Huby, G., Watkins, F., Checkland, K., McDonald, R., Davies, H., & Guthrie, B. (2009). The impact of pay-for-performance on professional boundaries in UK general practice: an ethnographic study.Sociol Health Illn, 31( 2), DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2008.01129.x
  • Harrison S (2009) ‘Co-optation, commodification and the medical model: Governing UK medicine since 1991’ Public Administration 87(2): 184-97
  • Harrison S, Checkland K and Coleman A. (2009). Practice-based commissioning in the English National Health Service: House of Commons Health Committee Inquiry into Health Care Commissioning 2009-2010. House of Commons Health Committee.
  • Harrison, S. and Checkland, K. (2009). Evidence-based practice in UK health policy. In Gabe, J and Calnan, M (Ed.), The new sociology of the health service. (pp. 121-142). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Mannion R, Harrison S, Jacobs R, Konteh F, Walshe K, Davies HTO (2009) ‘From cultural cohesion to rules and competition: the trajectory of senior management culture in English NHS hospitals, 2001-2008’ Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 102: 1-5
  • McDonald ER, Checkland KH, Harrison SR, Coleman A. (2009). Rethinking collegiality: Restratification in English General Medical Practice 2004-2008. Social Science and Medicine, 68, 1199-1205. DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.042
  • McDonald ER, Harrison SR, Checkland KH. (2009). The new GP contract in English primary health care: an ethnographic study. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 22(1), 21-34.