Centre for Health Leadership & Enterprise

Centre for
Health Leadership & Enterprise

Based at Cambridge Judge Business School the centre provides a platform for the 20% of school faculty engaged in health-related research. We facilitate links between faculty, MBA and research students, the wider university, the local healthcare system, and public and private practitioners to address challenges of the healthcare industry, and support the development of teaching and research capabilities and the effective translation of research into practice.

Research Update

Workload and patient treatment

People with serious ailments naturally desire immediate access to the best specialist. But as specialist care is the most expensive part of healthcare, it needs to be managed, and the process to getting the right patient to the right specialist at the right time is known as "gatekeeping". People may expect healthcare access to vary by the needs of patients, but not in a substantial way due to day-to-day changes in the workload of the gatekeeper and that has been the common assumption in healthcare literature. A new study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School challenges this assumption and provides evidence that gatekeeping behaviour varies significantly with the gatekeeper's workload. Read more

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Engineering financial distress: transplanting banking techniques to the NHS?

Financial woes in NHS hospitals have disturbing parallels in a widely criticised model once deployed by the banking industry to "artificially distress an otherwise viable business", says Geoff Meeks, Professor Emeritus of Financial Accounting at Cambridge Judge Business School. Writing in the LSE's British Politics & Policy blog, Meeks cites the 2013 Tomlinson Report, which analysed the relationship between "a major stakeholder and its clients", in that case banks and businesses they loaned to. Read the blog post

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