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Bernard Crump

Job Title
Professor (Teaching Focussed)
WBS - Teaching Groups
Research Interests

Quality Improvement Leadership Health and Care


Prof Bernard Crump studied medicine at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 1980. After seven years in clinical practice and clinical research, he returned to the West Midlands to postgraduate training in public health medicine. He spent a decade as Director of Public Health in South Birmingham, and in Leicestershire, where he was also Deputy Chief Executive. In 2002 he became CEO of Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority, a post which he occupied until being appointed the first CEO of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement in July 2005. The NHS Institute developed a wide range of programmes that are supporting the improvement of the NHS, the Productive Ward and the Productive Series, the No Delays Achiever and commissioners. He has written and lectured on a wide range of topics in healthcare, including aspects of population health, the role of clinicians in management, health and healthcare improvement, the use of metrics in encouraging improvement and the use of health economics in decision-making. He is currently Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School, where his role includes being part of the team evaluating the partnership between the Virginia Mason Institute and the NHS. He delivers executive and student education and is involved in a number of projects through Warwick university's partnership with Monash University in Australia.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Evaluation of the NHS Partnership with Virginia Mason Institute The Health Foundation 01 Jan 2018 30 Apr 2022
Additional funding VMI evaluation (RIBOM3015) The Health Foundation 01 Jul 2020 31 Dec 2020
Centres for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West Midlands (CLAHRC WM), Theme 3 Prevention and Detection Department of Health 01 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2018
Evaluation of Innovation, Health and Wealth Department of Health 23 Oct 2014 22 Sep 2017