Centre for Health Services Research
  1. Management of Long Term Conditions Group
  2. Research Group for Quality of Care for Older People
  3. Telehealth and Telecare Group
  4. Patient Safety Group
  5. Service User Involvement & Collaboration Group
  6. Health Economics Group
  7. Implementation Research Group
  8. Health Policy Leadership and Management Group
  9. Education for Practice and Research Group
  10. Impact of Disease and Treatments Group
Health Services

Health Policy Leadership and Management Group

The group's recent research has included policy, practice and workforce issues relating to the allied health professions (AHPs); the local implementation of national health policy; evaluations of complex policy and service delivery initiatives and employee engagement.

Research collaborations have included the Divisions of Optometry and Language and Communication Science and Cass Business School at City, as well as external institutions such as Warwick Medical School and Queen Mary, University of London.

The group has published on AHPs' involvement with health promotion and their experience as clinical managers within the NHS (funded by the NIHR SDO programme); national policy implementation in community cancer care; the scope of therapeutic practice of United Kingdom (UK) optometrists; the information needs of informal caregivers in palliative care and academic engagement in UK universities.


PhD Students

  • Angelina Bistaraki
  • Ricardo Khine


28/05/2012. Knowledge sharing in Higher Education. Waddington, Kathryn. Leadership Foundation in Higher Education. £5,021.00

2010-2012. Research explores how healthcare managers make sense and use evidence when adopting and implementing new technologies to help fight hospital infections. Robust comparative case studies in nine Hospital NHS Trusts across England - innovations from technology (coated catheters) to service design (temporary isolation facilities). Kyratsis Yiannis. National Institute for Health Research Health Service & Delivery Research Project (NIHR HSDR) £284,000

2009-2010. Researching the adoption, procurement and implementation of innovative technologies to help combat Health Care Associated Infections by 12 NHS Trusts across all ten Strategic Health Authorities in England. Kyratsis Yiannis Department of Health - NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency £100,000

2009-2010. Country case studies to assess the interaction and level of integration between GFATM supported vertical disease programmes and the health systems in Ukraine and Moldova. ). Kyratsis Yiannis. Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria $120,000

2009. Designed post intervention Users’ Perception Review in five pilot project implementation areas. Carried out pre/post- intervention evaluative analysis. Produced final research report, including recommendations for the health authorities; summary of findings were presented at a national conference Kyratsis Yiannis Bosnia & Herzegovina: World Health Organization $20,000

27/03/2009. SDO management fellowship. Petchey, Rowland. Department of Health. £105,520.00

11/12/2008. Allied Health Professionals and Management. Petchey, Rowland. Department of Health. £ 246,845.00

02/06/2008. Transition of adult services for children and young people in palliative care needs. Petchey, Rowland. Association of Children's Hospices. £1,477.00



Charani E; Castro-Sanchez E; Sevdalis N; Kyratsis Y; Drumright L; Shah N; Holmes A. (2013) Understanding the Determinants of Antimicrobial Prescribing within hospitals: The role of 'Prescribing Etiquette'. Clinical Infectious Diseases 57(2):188-196

Kyratsis Y., Ahmad R. (2013) Mapping the terrain of investment in global infectious diseases. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 13(1):6-7

Price B and Harrington A (2013). Critical Thinking and Writing for Nursing Students. 2nd Edition. London Sage, Learning Matters


Ahmad R; Kyratsis Y; Holmes A. (Jul 2012) When the user is not the chooser: learning from stakeholder involvement in technology adoption decisions in infection control. Journal of Hospital Infection. 81(3):163-68

Hilari, K., Needle, J.J., Harrison, K.L. (2012). What are the important factors in health-related quality of life for people with aphasia? A systematic review. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93 (1 SUPPL.), pp. S86-S95

Kyratsis, Y., Ahmad, R., Holmes, A. (2012) Technology adoption and implementation in organisations: comparative case studies of 12 English NHS Trusts. BMJ Open 2(2)

Kyratsis, Y., Ahmad, R., Holmes, A. (2012) Making sense of evidence in management decisions: the role of research-based knowledge on innovation adoption and implementation in healthcare. Study protocol. Implementation Science 7(1):22

Petchey RP, Hughes J, Pinder R, Needle JJ, Partington J, Sims D. (2012). Allied health professionals and management; an ethnographic study. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme


Bistaraki, A., Waddington, K., Galanis, P. (2011). The effectiveness of a disaster training programme for healthcare workers in Greece. International Nursing Review, 58 (3), pp. 341-346

Doug, M., Adi, Y., Williams, J., Paul, M., Kelly, D., Petchey, R., Carter, Y.H. (2011). Transition to adult services for children and young people with palliative care needs: a systematic review. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96 (1), pp. 78-84

Harrington A (2011). Capitalising on Chaos: Managing Change at Work is challenging. Nursing Standard, Vol 25, No42 June16 p62

Harrington A (2011). Hard Sell on Survival. Nursing Standard. August 10, Vol25, No49, p63

Harrington A (2011). Family, culture, Compassion and Spirituality in Care. Nurse Education Tomorrow (NET)


Guest editorial Michelson, G., van Iterson, A., Waddington, K. (2010). Group and Organization Management, 35 (2), pp. 147-149

Michelson, G., van Iterson, A., Waddington, K. (2010). Gossip in Organizations: Contexts, Consequences, and Controversies. Group and Organization Management, 35 (4), pp. 371-390

Waddington, K. (2010). Watch this space: Working between disciplines and paradigms in the scholarship of organizational gossip. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (9), pp. 323-330


Shaw, S.E., Petchey, R.P., Chapman, J., Abbott, S. (2009). A double-edged sword? Health research and research governance in UK primary care. Social Science and Medicine, 68 (5), pp. 912-918


Abbott S, Freeth D (2008) Social capital and health: do trust and reciprocity have an effect, and if so, how? Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 7, 874-883.

Abbott S, Smith R, Procter S, Iacovou N (2008) Clinicians, market players or bureaucrats? Changing expectations of the general practitioner role in the English and Welsh NHS, 1991-2005. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 22, 5, 433-445.

Abbott S, Smith R, Procter S, Iacovou N (2008) Professional Executive Committees: what do they do? Public Money and Management, 28, 5, 299-304.

Abbott S, Smith R, Procter S, Iacovou N (2008). Primary Care Trusts: what is the role of boards? Public Policy and Administration, 23, 1, 43-59.

Docherty, A., Owens, A., Asadi-Lari, M., Petchey, R., Williams, J., Carter, Y.H. (2008). Knowledge and information needs of informal caregivers in palliative care: A qualitative systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 22 (2), pp. 153-171

Needle JJ, Petchey RP, Benson J, Scriven A, Lawrenson A, Hilari K. (2010). The role of allied health professionals in health promotion: a systematic literature review. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme.

Needle, J.J., Petchey, R., Lawrenson, J.G. (2008). A survey of the scope of therapeutic practice by UK optometrists and their attitudes to an extended prescribing role. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 28 (3), pp. 193-203

Petchey, R., Williams, J., Carter, Y.H. (2008). From street-level bureaucrats to street-level policy entrepreneurs? Central policy and local action in lottery-funded community cancer care. Social Policy and Administration, 42 (1), pp. 59-76

Weir, H., Waddington, K. (2008). Continuities in caring? Emotion work in a NHS Direct call centre: Feature Nursing Inquiry, 15 (1), pp. 67-77