CCHE Seminar: Stephen Peckham

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CCHE Seminar: Stephen Peckham, University of Kent

Primary Care Doctors as Purchasers: Exploring Marketization and Privatization in the English NHS 1990-2016

Since the introduction of the NHS internal market in 1990 there have been various attempts to involve primary care physicians and other primary care staff in purchasing or commissioning healthcare.  This presentation will briefly review the history of these developments and assess their impact.  The discussion will focus on how primary care organizations have operationalized their purchaser function (market shaping, competition etc) particularly in a period of an increasing emphasis on service integration and collaboration.

Stephen Peckham is Professor of Health Policy and has a joint appointment as Director of the Centre for Health Services Studies at the University of Kent and as Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Systems Research and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine . He is Director of the Department of Health funded Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System- a joint research unit based at LSHTM, the University of Manchester and CHSS  and Associate Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. 

Stephen has over twenty-five years of academic research experience and previously worked in local government and the voluntary sectors. From 2002 to 2006 he was a non-executive director of a Primary Care Trust and has been a member of a number of research commissioning boards for NIHR and national charities.  Before moving to CHSS he worked for seven years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His main research interests are in health policy analysis, organizational and service delivery, primary care and public health. Current research includes the evaluation of clinical commissioning groups, examining patient and public involvement in commissioning, evaluating the English NHS new models of care programme, and evaluating the implementation process of new national adult social care legislation. He has also recently completed research on public health systems in England and Ukraine. He has published widely on health and social policy and health services research with books on primary care, health and social policy and public health ethics.

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