BMC Health Serv Res 2014 Nov 21;14:566. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
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BMJ Qual Saf 2015 Mar 27;24(3):212-20. Epub 2015 Jan 27.
Department of Human Resources, School of Management, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Introduction: Improving the quality and activity of clinicians' practice improves patient care. Performance-related human resource management (HRM) is an established approach to improving individual practice but with limited use among clinicians. A framework for performance-related HRM was developed from successful practice in non-healthcare organisations centred on distributive leadership and locally provided, validated and interpreted performance measurement. Read More
Health Technol Assess 2010 Oct;14(51):1-334, iv
Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
Background: In recent years human resource management (HRM) has been seen as an important factor in the successful realisation of organisational change programmes. The UK NHS is undergoing substantial organisational change and there is a need to establish which human resource (HR) initiatives may be most effective.
Objectives: To assess the results from a wide-ranging series of systematic reviews of the evidence on HRM and performance. Read More
J Health Organ Manag 2007 ;21(4-5):448-59
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to compare the evidence from a range of reviews concerned with the links between human resource management (HRM) and performance. The aim of the paper is to review this diverse literature, and to derive human resource (HR) implications for healthcare researchers, policy makers and managers.
Design/methodology/approach: Recent reviews of the human resource management and performance literature are examined, in addition to the inclusion of a previously unpublished review. Read More
Occas Pap R Coll Gen Pract 2002 Feb(81):iii-vi, 1-72
Department of General Practice and Primary Care Barts and London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS.
Background: Since the early 1990s the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Health has explicitly promoted a research and development (R&D) strategy for the National Health Service (NHS). General practitioners (GPs) and other members of the primary care team are in a unique position to undertake research activity that will complement and inform the research undertaken by basic scientists and hospital-based colleagues and lead directly to a better evidence base for decision making by primary care professionals. Opportunities to engage in R&D in primary care are growing and the scope for those wishing to become involved is finally widening. Read More