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Peter Spurgeon

Job Title
Recognised Researcher
WMS - Social Science and Systems in Health

Peter Spurgeon was Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham prior to joining Warwick Medical School (WMS). At WMS he was originally based in the Institute of Clinical Leadership, which ran programmes in medical leadership for undergraduate and postgraduate doctors. The Institute also offered development programmes for newly qualified doctors and developed a Certificate and Masters programme in Medical Leadership.

Peter was Project Director for five years on the Enhancing Engagement in Medical Leadership project, run jointly by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. This project produced the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF), now endorsed by the General Medical Council as part of undergraduate and postgraduate training. It also formed the basis of a modified Clinical Leadership Competency Framework for all clinical professionals and ultimately the Leadership Framework for all NHS staff groups.

The project also produced the Medical Engagement Scale (MES), which provides a metric of the level of engagement of the medical workforce in the wider goals of the organisation. Peter has overseen the subsequent use of this measure to its current position of an international comparative database of some 7000 doctors. The sustained link between levels of medical engagement and organisational performance has seen increasing attention given to both assessment and development of enhanced engagement.

Peter is now a Recognised Researcher in the Social Science and Systems in Health Unit of the Division of Health Sciences at WMS.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Health Foundation -SAFER 2 The Health Foundation 01 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2013
Clinical Handovers within the Emergency Care Pathway and the Potential for Harm of Clinical Handover Failures (HTA full) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2011 30 Sep 2012
NIHR SDO: Patient Safety in Ambulance Services, (Revised bid) National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Apr 2011 31 Mar 2012
Safer Clinical Systems extension. Linked to 23169 and 28006 The Health Foundation 01 Sep 2010 31 Dec 2010
The Impact of Structures on Effectiveness of Professional Management University of Birmingham 01 Jan 2009 31 Dec 2010
VARIATION TO CONTRACT - Supportive Care Pathway Evaluation NHS Pan Birmingham Cancer Network 01 Jun 2008 28 Feb 2010
Supportive Care Pathway Evaluation NHS Pan Birmingham Cancer Network 01 Mar 2008 28 Feb 2010
Improving the Capacity of the NHS to Act On Evidence in Patient Safety EPSRC 01 Sep 2007 31 Mar 2009
Evaluating Models of Service Delivery. NHS Service Delivery and Organisation 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2008